Episode 035 – Praveen C M | Rock climber & Founder of Sport Climbing India

Praveen C M is a rock climber, and the founder of Sport Climbing India. Between leisure climbs across Karnataka and competing in international championships, he holds a record for being an undefeated national champion in rock climbing for 14 consecutive years!

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His adventures span expeditions to Mount Everest base camps, saving lives during flood rescue missions, and training the border security forces. He is also the only person to scale the peak of Mount Zambala in Siachen!

Listen to his journey from climbing up trees as a kid to now training kids in rural India in the sport of climbing. Expect to find him bolting new routes across India!

Sport Climbing India is a dedicated platform and community that promotes rock climbing in India. With Praveen at the helm, this is a step in creating sustainable livelihoods for rock climbing athletes in India. Sign up for workshops on urban climbing walls and dramatic rocks in the Indian countryside.

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Also mentioned in this episode
Free Solo
Ganesha 8b+
Golden Boulders
Indian Mountaineering Foundation
Jyothi Raj ‘Monkey Man’
Kala Patthar
Kanteerava Stadium
Government of Karnataka
Keerthi Pais
Khumbu Icefall
Madras Regiment
Rajputana Rifles
Suru Boulder Fest
Udo Neumann


Show cover jingle courtesy of Icons8
Music by Nordgroove from Fugue

Episode background tunes courtesy of YouTube Audio Library
Schizo by Anno Domini Beats
Scratch the Itch by Quincas Moreira

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