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Vinayak Jaya Malla

An elite mountaineer,
and certified IFMGA/UIAGM guide

Vinayak Jaya Malla

Vinayak Jaya Malla is a certified IFMGA/UIAMG guide. He is an accomplished mountain guide and instructor based in Nepal, with a diverse range of mountaineering experiences and contributions to the field. He has successfully guided clients on numerous expeditions, including summits of Everest, Manaslu, Lobuche East, Dhaulagiri, Ama Dablam, and more. Vinayak is also actively involved in technical rescue missions in Nepal, demonstrating his commitment to safety and helping others in challenging situations.

Apart from mountaineering, Vinayak has a deep passion for exploring and bolting new rock climbing routes, organizing ice climbing festivals, and engaging in ski mountaineering. He has made significant contributions to the sport climbing scene in Nepal, leading a team to establish multiple new rock climbing routes in the Manang region.

Vinayak's dedication extends to his role as an instructor, where he has been involved in various mountaineering courses, including introductory rock and ice climbing, high mountain rescue training, aspirant mountain guide training, and mountain leader training.

In addition to his mountaineering and instructional achievements, Vinayak has actively participated in critical rescue missions, such as the Tara Air Crash recovery operation, assisting in the search and recovery of missing French climbers on Mount Kangtega, and saving a climber with severe snow blindness on Everest's South Col.

Vinayak's remarkable journey in mountaineering, rescue operations, sport climbing development, and exploration of new routes showcases his dedication to the outdoors and his significant contributions to the mountaineering community in Nepal and beyond.

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Vianayak admiring the summit of the top of the world

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Vinayak on his Manaslu winter expedition with the objective of skiing from the top

Training & Achievments

Vinayak Malla is a multi-talented individual with a wealth of experience and expertise in various fields. With a strong foundation in mountaineering, education, and a string of notable achievements, he has established himself as a respected figure in the outdoor and climbing community.

His mountaineering journey is marked by impressive summits, including Everest, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Ama Dablam, and others. He has undergone rigorous training, culminating in becoming an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide, earning recognition from both the Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

Vinayak's dedication extends to helping others in critical situations. He actively participated in vital rescue missions, such as the Tara Air Crash recovery operation and the search and recovery of missing French climbers on Mount Kangtega. His swift and effective responses have contributed significantly to the safety of fellow climbers.

Vinayak's passion for climbing led him to make significant contributions to the sport climbing scene in Nepal. He led a team to establish numerous new rock climbing routes, enhancing Nepal's reputation as a climbing destination. Additionally, he organized Ice Climbing Festivals, promoting the sport and fostering a sense of community among climbers.

Vinayak's commitment to education and training is evident through his diverse array of qualifications. He has completed courses such as Rope Access, Wilderness First Aid, and RECCO Operator. His involvement in instructor training, including mountain leader and guide courses, reflects his dedication to passing on his knowledge and skills to future generations of climbers.

His educational journey includes an Intermediate Course in Commerce and a School Leaving Certificate. His academic foundation, combined with his mountaineering and outdoor skills, underscores his well-rounded approach to life.

Vinayak's climbing prowess is showcased through a series of accolades, including first positions in competitions like Monsoon Madness 2016 and the 1st Inter College Sports Climbing Competition. His achievements in climbing competitions highlight his exceptional talent and determination.

Vinayak has received recognition for his contributions to climbing, including being honored with the Prabal Jana Sewa Shree Chaturtha by the President of Nepal and serving as a Route Setter in Lead Climbing at the 6th Park Young Seok Open Climbing Competition. These honors reflect his dedication to the climbing community and his role in its growth.

With an impressive track record in mountaineering, rescue operations, sport climbing development, and education, Vinayak Malla continues to make a significant impact on the world of climbing and outdoor adventure.

Vinayak Jaya Malla
Elite Exped's high altitude expedition leader/Guide

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