Ravichandran, known as Ravi Everest, is an inspiring adventurer from Malaysia who was introduced to the outdoor lifestyle and mountaineering in 1993. During his first trek to the Everest Base Camp and Mount Kalapathar in Nepal's Khumbu Region, Ravi discovered his passion for climbing mountains.
In 2006, Ravi achieved the highlight of his mountaineering journey by reaching the summit of Mount Everest via the North Face Route, Tibet, and then in 2007, reaching the South Col (8000 meters) via the South Face Route. However, he faced many challenges and tragedies during his mountaineering, including losing eight fingers to frostbite.
After two years of rest and adjustment, Ravi began pursuing his dream of climbing all the "14th Eight Thousander" (8000 meters) mountains in the world and the "Seven Summits"–all the highest peaks on seven continents, starting in 2010. Later in 2011, he added "The Poles–The Last Degree" to his quest, calling it his "True Explorers Grand Slam."
In 2014, during his "8th Year of his Everest Summit Anniversary", Ravi expanded his "Grand-Slam of Mountaineering" to include skiing the full length to the North and South Poles, making it a "True Adventures & Explorers Grand Slam." He also added additional challenges like "Seven Volcanic Summit", "Second Seven Summit," "Second Volcanic Seven Summit," "Third Seven Summit," "Third Volcanic Seven Summit", some "7000 meters mountain peaks", "World Historical Trail", and "Cultural Summit."
On May 12th, 2022, Ravi guided and climbed with two clients to the summit of Mount Everest from the South Face, Nepal. To make it an even more challenging year, he set a new goal and reached the summit of Mount K2, the second-highest and most dangerous mountain in the world, on July 22nd, 2022.
Ravi now shares his experience and leads people, guiding climbers on some of his expeditions and journeys to finance his "Grand-Slam of Mountaineering." He also delivers motivational speeches in various countries, inspiring youth to "Challenge The Summit."