22-Year-Old Telangana Girl Sets Records By Climbing 7 Tallest Mountains In 7 Countries

by Shreya Ghosh
22-Year-Old Telangana Girl Sets Records By Climbing 7 Tallest Mountains In 7 Countries

Poorna Malavath, a 22-year-old girl from the Nizamabad district, Telangana, wrote history. She holds the record for climbing the 7 tallest mountains in 7 different countries on the 7 continents. She completed the ‘Seven Summit Challenge’ recently and achieved this magnificent historical record. In fact, she is the record holder of being the youngest Indian and also the youngest female globally to step on Mount Everest, at the age of only 13 years.

Poorna Completed Summiting On The 7 Tallest Mountains Recently

On 5 June 2022, Poorna climbed Mount Denali and completed the impressive journey of reaching the 7 tallest mountains. Mt. Denali is in North America and at 6,190 metres. Her journey has been very inspiring and encouraging. Achieving something like this is unbelievable and Poorna did it all at the age of just 22 years. She started her journey at a very young age and she took years to reach this massive milestone of the Seven Summit Challenge. She is mountaineering for over 8 years and in between, she crossed many hurdles to reach where she is today.

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Mountain Peaks That Poorna Climbed Are:

  • Asia’s Mt Everest
  • Africa’s Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Europe’s Mt Elbrus
  • South America’s Mt Aconcagua
  • Oceania’s Mt Carstensz Pyramid
  • Antarctica’s Mt Vinson
  • North America’s Mt Denali

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Poorna shared a lot of stories and snippets from her journey. She shared how he prepared harder and stronger for climbing Mt Denali in North America. Her schedule was very strict for this specific journey and she trained for over 2 hours and ate a specific diet throughout.

Poorna’s goal in life is to qualify for the Civil Service Exam. At the moment, she is a student at the Osmania University in Hyderabad and pursuing her master’s degree in Political Science. An interesting fact mostly unknown to people about Poorna is that a film has been made on her incredible life story.  The name of the movie is ‘Poorna: Courage Has No Limit’ and it was released in 2017. Rahul Bose directed the movie.