Mohan Singh Kohli

Mohan Singh Kohli

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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
  • Mountaineering in India (1989)


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