13-Year-Old Becomes The Youngest Woman To Climb Everest

Posted: May 27, 2014 by kirisyko in Climbing, High altitude mountaineering
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For most of us, the idea of climbing Mount Everest seems just about impossible, let alone at the age of 13.

But one amazing girl has done just that – Malavath Purna from Andhra Pradesh in India has become the youngest woman to scale Everest.

According to The Times of India, Malavath and another student, 16-year-old Anand Kumar, ascended the 29,029-foot peak from the Tibetan side of the mountain.


Led by ten Nepalese guides, the pair’s expedition took an impressive 52 days.

For adventurers of any age, climbing Everest is no mean feat. Altitude above roughly 26,000 feet does not have enough oxygen to sustain human life.

Over 250 people have died attempting the taxing climb.


Malavath and Andhra were among 150 children “initially chosen for adventure sports as part of the society’s initiative to promote excellence in the students of the society.”

20 were sent to a mountaineering institute in Darjeeling and nine were sent to the Indo-China border on an expedition.

Malavath and Andhra were the only two chosen to tackle Everest on the grounds that they displayed “a higher degree of toughness and endurance.”

see more:http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/05/27/youngest-woman-climb-everest-malavath-purna_n_5395804.html

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