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.