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12-year-old Mumbai girl youngest to scale Mt. Aconcagua

Mumbai: A 12-year outdated Mumbai scholar, Kaamya Karthikeyan has set a report of turning into the youngest on the earth to summit Mt. Aconcagua, the best peak of the Andes Mountains in Argentina, South America, an official stated right here on Sunday.

Kaamya is a Class VII scholar of Navy Kids College, achieved the feat atop the 6962 metres tall mountain on February 1 the place she unfurled the Indian Tricolour.

No stranger to tall mountains, Kaamya had summited Ladakh’s 6,260 metres Mt. Mentok Kangri II, below excessive chilly climate situations on August 24, 2019.

“Years of physical, mental preparations, regular participation in adventure sports combined with a strong character helped Kaamya in overcoming many hurdles and extreme climbing conditions to achieve this rare feat,” an official informed IANS.

Whereas her father is an Indian Navy Commander S. Karthikeyan, her mom Lavanya is an early childhood instructor.

As a toddler, Kaamya had developed a deep ardour for mountaineering as she listened to her father’s tales of Himalayan-scaling expeditions.

Initially, she began with primary treks in Lonavala, (Pune) on the age of three, and by 9, she had accomplished a number of high-altitude Himalayan treks along with her dad and mom together with Roopkund (5,020 metres) in Uttarakhand.

A yr later, she reached the Everest Base Camp in Nepal (5,346 metres) after which grew to become the youngest mountaineer to overcome Mt. Stok Kangri (6,153 metres) in Ladakh.

Not wanting down, Kaamya continued on the upswing by scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,895 metres) the best peak in Africa, Mt; Elbrus (5,642 metres), the best mountain in Europe after which Australia’s tallest mountain Mt. Kosciuszko (2,228 metres).

She learnt the essential abilities below her father’s tutelage with a stringent routine together with day by day distance biking, working, half-day treks on weekends to enhance stamina and endurance energy.

By subsequent yr (2021), she goals to finish the unique ‘Explorers Grand Slam’ – which entails the opponents to climb the tallest mountains in all continents moreover snowboarding on the North Pole and South Pole – that has been achieved by only a handful of dare-devil adventurers on Earth.

(IANS)

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