Captain Mohan Singh Kohli (b. December 11, 1931 at Haripur) is an internationally renowned Indian mountaineer. An officer in the Indian Navy who joined the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, he led the 1965 Indian expedition which put nine men on the summit of Everest, a world record which lasted for 17 years. He may be most famous though for revealing 1960s' Himalayan expeditions for the CIA .
Mohan Kohli was President of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation from 1989 to 1993. In 1989, he co-founded the Himalayan Environment Trust. He has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan and Arjuna Award.
Books and Magazine
Incredible Himalayas, Indus Publishing (2005) ISBN 8173871795
Mountains of India, Indus Publishing (2004) ISBN 8173871353
Spies in the Snow, How CIA and the Indian Intelligence Lost a Nuclear Device in the Himalayas, http://www.caravanmagazine.in/Story.aspx?Storyid=628&StoryStyle=FullStory
Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs, University Press of Kansas (2003) ISBN 0700612238
The Himalayas: Playground of the Gods: Trekking, Climbing, Adventure (2000) ISBN 8173871078