Kuntal Joisher

Mountaineer, Fitness Influencer

Kuntal Joisher combines the distinction of being both an accomplished mountaineer and a high-end, computer science professional. He is an alumnus of Vivekanand Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Los Angeles. His insatiable passion for mountaineering has led him to climb mountain ranges across the world, including the Western Ghats near Mumbai, the Northern Ice cap in Chile, and the Nepalese and Indian Himalaya. Joisher has climbed to the top of Mt. Everest from both Nepal side (2016), and China side (2019). Apart from this he has also climbed to the top of Mt. Lhotse (4th highest in the world), and Mt. Manaslu (8th highest mountain in the world). He is a well-respected photographer, and his work has been published in National Geographic, BBC Earth, Space.com, Himalayan Journal, The Outdoor Journal, Traveler Trails, Indian Mountaineer, and several other newspapers and magazines across the world. Joisher has been named one of India’s top 30 fitness influencers alongside Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, champion cricketer Virat Kohli among others. Joisher has been featured on the cover of magazines across India, and the world, and has also been featured on the TEDx platform multiple times. Joisher is an athlete ambassador for the Italian company “Save the Duck”, and represents them while mountain climbing across the world.

Joisher regularly travels across the world to speak about his life transforming journey of climbing Mt. Everest in hopes to inspire his audience to pursue their dreams and passions. Joisher continues to train hard both mentally & physically, and his latest project is to compete in a natural bodybuilding competition, and follow it up by climbing the 7 summits - both in a 100% #Vegan fashion in the next 2 years. In addition to his dedication to mountaineering and bodybuilding, Joisher is passionate about three causes: raising awareness about the disease of Dementia, spreading the message of Veganism, and education of the underprivileged in Nepal.

16:00 - 16:35

Monday 1 November

Everest: The Story of Courage, Compassion and Change