9-Year-Old Andhra Pradesh Girl Becomes Asia’s Youngest Girl To Climb Mt Kilimanjaro

by Tania Tarafdar
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Sure the pandemic has caged us within our homes but it has also allowed us to hone our skills. And while many around the world stepped out for workstations, this nine-year-old girl from Andhra Pradesh went ahead during the pandemic to set a world record. Ritwika Sree, a nine-year-old from rural Andhra Pradesh has shown that you can conquer the world with perseverance and how? She becomes Asia’s youngest girl to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro.

World’s Second Youngest Girl To Scale Mount Kilimanjaro

Ritwika has become the world’s second youngest and Asia’s youngest girl to scale  the mountain. Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and Ritwika becomes the world’s second youngest and Asia’s girl to scale it. As reported by India Today, she had begun her climb on January 16, 2021. Uttar Pradesh Mountaineer Hoists Indian National Flag At Africa’s Highest Peak.

The Young Girl Had Climbed Gilman’s Point

But this feat is not one of Ritwika’s firsts. The young girl had also climbed Gilman’s point at 5,681 meters above sea level. The Collector and District Magistrate of Anantapur took to Twitter to congratulate Ritwika for her achievements.
He wrote, “congratulations to Ritwika Sree of Anantapur for becoming the world’s second youngest and Asia’s youngest girl to scale Mt Kilimanjaro. You have grabbed the opportunities despite many odds. Keep inspiring.”

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The Girl Was Trained At Mountain Climbing In Ladakh

Ritwika’s father is a sports co-ordinator and cricket coach who helped Ritwika in her training. She was trained at the Rock Climbing School at Telangana and also received level two training for mountain climbing in Ladakh. You Can Now Stay In Quirky Cabins Atop UAE’s Highest Mountain; Here’s How.

We truly applaud this remarkable feat by this young girl.

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