Inspiring adventurer, Ravi Everest, wants to complete his “Grand Slam of Mountaineering” with believing that everyone should “Challenge The Summit” of their dreams. Being on the Summit of Mount Everest during his first Mount Everest Expedition 2006 via the North Face Route, Tibet and reaching the South Col during his second Mount Everest Expedition 2007 via the South Face Route, was the highlight of his passion in mountaineering.
In 2010, after overcoming “Frostbite and losing 8 fingers” he began his quest for the “Grand Slam of Mountaineering“, planning to summit all “14th Eight Thousander” (8000 meters) mountains in the world and the “Seven Summit”, all the highest peaks in seven continents.
In 2011, he added “The Poles – The Last Degree” in his quest and begin his “True Explorers Grand Slam” and his own version of “Grand-Slam of Mountaineering”.
In 2014 during his “8th Year of Everest Summit Anniversary”, he decided to expand his “Grand-Slam of Mountaineering” and to make it a “True Adventures & Explorers Grand Slam” by including the “Ski Full Length to The Poles – South Pole and North Pole”.
To make his “Grand-Slam of Mountaineering” a very much more interesting journey, he decided to increase his challenges in each continent. He added additional challenges like “Seven Volcanic Summit”, “Second Seven Summit”, “Second Volcanic Seven Summit”, “Third Seven Summit”, “Third Volcanic Seven Summit” and some “7000 meters mountain peaks” including “World Historical Trail” & “Cultural Summit”.
Adapted from "About Ravichandran Tharumalingam" by Ravi Everest, 10 October 2018 (http://www.ravieverest.com/about-global-expedition-club/)