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Mandip Singh Soin, MI ‘92

Mandip Singh Soin has climbed, trekked, and explored for over forty years across six Continents, covering the Himalayas, Alps, Andes, Arctic, and beyond.

Mandip serves on various National and International boards and committees including the World Association of Mountaineering and Alpinism (UIAA) for the Mountain Protection Commission. He was instrumental in establishing and operating the South Asian Chapter of The Explorers Club, known now as the East and South Asia Chapter.

In 1989, he was a member of an environmental expedition “Ice Walk” to the Arctic North Pole region to study ozone depletion and global environmental problems supported by the UNEP.

Throughout the 1980s, he made first ascents with Japanese expeditions in the Himalayas and made solo climbing efforts of Bamchu Peak as well as ascents around Mumbai, Banglore, and Pachmarhi.

In 1994, he led Indo-British Winter Himalaya Expedition over the frozen river Zanskar studying Zanskari lifestyle. The expedition was granted The Explorers Club Flag.

In 2002, he participated in the Indo-Pakistan Friendship Expedition in the Swiss Alps to propose the Siachen glacier as a Trans Boundary Environmental Peace Park under the aegis of the UIAA and IUCN.

In 2012, he was conferred the highest civilian honor in India for Adventure by the President of India: the Tenzig Norgay National Adventure Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Mandy has led rock climbing, cycling, and elephant expeditions in India, expeditions in the footsteps of Genghis Khan through the remote Gobi Desert and the High Steppe regions of Eastern Mongolia, as well as climbs in the Alps, and exploration of the Amazon Rain Forest.

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