A passionate talk where Krushnaa Patil begins with how mountains can be a dangerous place to be and yet she feels safest there. She talks about how a mountaineer needs to be in constant confluence with the conflicting forces of nature. She connects her talk to the current world scenario and states that conflict is necessary as it allows an opportunity to a confluence with something greater

In the summer of 2009, Krushnaa Patil at the age of 19 became the youngest Indian woman to successfully climb the Mount Everest. She was also the first Indian woman to reach the highest summits in Antarctica, South America and Europe; having completed ultimate peaks in six out of the seven continents. After studying at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, her Everest triumph won her the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Woman Achiever in 2009. Another feat worth mentioning is her enthusiastic participation in a cycling rally with the ‘Women Adventure Network of India’ from Kolkata to Kanyakumari (3000kms) in Feb 2011.
With active interests in rafting, paragliding, rowing, and horse riding; Krushnaa is at present also pursuing her MA from Pune University in Political Science.