|Faces of Ibex - Mandip Singh Soin FRGS (Founder & Managing Director)
- Eco-tourism & Adventure Travel Specialist
- Motivational Speaker
A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, UK, Mandip holds a Master's degree in History from St Stephens College, Delhi University. He began his pursuit of adventure at age 14 while studying at The Air Force School, Delhi.
Since then, he has embarked on innumerable expeditions and journey's traversing varied terrains, places across 40 countries and 6 continents. He was nominated India's Most Versatile Adventurer by The Limca Book of Records since 1992 and in 2012 was awarded the Arjuna award for adventure –Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award for Lifetime Achievement by the President of India.
Mandip is the only Indian to be awarded the Ness Award by the Royal Geographical Society, UK, for mountaineering and polar expeditions and encouragement of youth exploration. He is the Founder President of the Ecotourism Society of India and a Judge for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards for the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Mandip Singh Soin is a passionate Sikh who has walked on the wild side in life for over three decades. He sleeps with ease in a tent or a palace hotel, has a photographers eye for zooming in on a Tickell's Flycatcher or at a target in Competitions with a rifle. He lectures worldwide on Ecotourism & Responsible travel, Expeditions & Adventure Travel.
He is occasionally spotted at the golf course and when not listening to Beethoven, Puccini or the Doors, he flips omelettes to perfection. Together with his wife Anita, they own and manage Ibex Expeditions. Himali & Himraj, their 'children of the Himalaya', who completed their education from Middlebury College and Colorado College in the US, share the same passion of the outdoors and being good trustees of the Earth.