The Climbing4SDGs initiative has set its goal to utilize mountaineering as a platform for the purpose of engaging with local communities, creating awareness about the SDGs, motivating individuals to take action and supporting innovation.


Climbing the world's tallest peaks to advocate sustainability, with mountaineering as a metaphor for the challenges to attain sustainability.


Climbing mountains require an entrepreneurial mindset. It is all about taking risk & persevering through adversity.

The Global SDGs

The climbs aim at engaging with local communities, inspiring and supporting ideas bringing people together towards global goals.

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I'm Anurag Maloo

Here’s my story:

I am a Mountaineer, Entrepreneur, Business & Climate Athlete, Keynote Speaker, based out of India.

As a trained mountaineer, I not only seek to climb the world’s tallest peaks to advocate for sustainability but also to demonstrate the resilience of the human spirit. This was never more evident than during my expedition on Mt. Annapurna in April 2023, where I experienced a miraculous rescue that gripped the world. After being stranded in a crevasse for three days, a team of brave rescuers overcame improbable odds to save me, a testament to the power of teamwork and the indomitable will to survive.

I believe that mountaineering challenges can serve as a powerful metaphor for the struggles humanity faces in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That’s why I started the #Climbing4SDGs initiative, which aims to use mountaineering as a platform to engage with local communities, raise awareness about the SDGs, inspire people to take action, and support innovation.

The Mountains teach us an important lesson: the world belongs to everyone! So, let’s create an inclusive and equitable world by creatively engaging with the SDGs. My journey on Annapurna has only strengthened my resolve to climb for a cause greater than myself.

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The Annapurna Miracle

What would you do if you fell into a deep, icy crevasse on the slopes of the most dangerous mountain in the world?

That’s what happened to me on April 17, 2023, when I was attempting to climb Mt. Annapurna, the tenth-highest peak in the world and the first eight-thousander to be successfully climbed.

But I was not just climbing for the thrill of it. I was climbing for a purpose. I was climbing for the SDGs. I survived three days with no food, water, or communication. I was rescued by a team of Sherpas who heard my voice. I was alive!

How did I do it? How did I recover? How did I continue my mission?

Click on the button below to read the whole story of the Annapurna Miracle. You won’t regret it.


The Antarctica story


Completing 11 years of my first-ever expedition, Swan’s International Antarctic Expedition (IAE). I was a teacher back in 2013 with Teach For India (TFI) when I got this opportunity to experience Antarctica with the great polar explorer and environmental activist Robert Swan. Watch the video below to learn more about the entire experience.

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Recent Expeditions


These expeditions helped me discover myself and explore beyond the beaten path, pushing me physically, mentally, and financially.


Mt. Ama Dablam

Climbing Mt. Ama Dablam is an extraordinary adventure that challenges even the most experienced climbers. Located in the Khumbu region of Nepal.


Mt. Satopanth (Attempted)

Climbing Mt. Satopanth is a challenging and rewarding experience that will take you through some of the most remote and awe-inspiring parts of the Indian Himalayas.


Mt. Nun

Climbing Mt. Nun is an exhilarating and challenging adventure that will test your physical and mental endurance. Located in the breathtakingly beautiful region of Ladakh.

Mountaineering, Entrepreneurship & the SDGs

the core

Mountaineering, entrepreneurship, and the SDGs are the heart & soul of the entire initiative. With mountaineering requiring an entrepreneurial mindset, this initiative aims at raising awareness towards the global goals.

Innovation and Creativity

Mountaineering, SDGs, and entrepreneurship demand fresh and imaginative solutions to complex global challenges.

Risk-Taking and Perseverance

Climbing mountains and running a business both require taking risks and persevering through adversity.

Collaboration and Partnerships

Scaling mountains and succeeding in business both necessitate teamwork and building partnerships with others.

Impact and Legacy

Scaling mountains, building businesses, and achieving SDGs all have the potential to create a lasting impact

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