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Arjun Vajpai is the third-youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest. He achieved this feat at the age of 16 years, 11 months and 18 days. He broke the record set by Krushnaa Patil of Maharashtra who climbed the summit at the age of 19. On 20 May 2011, he became the youngest climber ever to summit Lhotse, aged 17 years, 11 months and 16 days. Arjun also became the youngest to summit Manaslu on 4 October 2011 at 10 am.
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Arjun Vajpai, Tshering Phinjo Sherpa and Nima Tshering Sherpa started from South Col (Camp IV 7950 m) at 10:24pm on 21 May and they reached the top of Mt. Everest at 06:33 am (Kathmandu time) on 22 May.
On 14 October 2015 Arjun Vajpai along with mountaineer Bhupesh Kumar created history by scaling an unexplored peak 6,180 metres (20,280 feet) high in Himachal's Spiti valley. They named it Mount Kalam in memory of late President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
Arjun Vajpai scaled Mt. Makalu in his fourth attempt in 2016. Makalu is the fifth-highest mountain in the world and the sixth-most difficult to scale.
Arjun Vajpai became the youngest Indian mountaineer to scale Mt. Cho Oyu accompanied by Pasang Norbu Sherpa and Lakpa Sherpa. It is the world's fifth-highest mountain in between the Tibet and China boundary at about 8,188 metres (26,864 ft).
Arjun Vajpai is the son of Capt. Sanjeev Vajpai and Priya Vajpai of Noida. He studied at Ryan International School, Noida. He has been fascinated by trekking and mountaineering since his childhood. He underwent two years of training at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.