A Telangana woman climbs the 7 highest mountains of the 7 continents

Poorna Malavath climbed Mount Vinson in Antarctica in 2019.

New Delhi:

Poorna Malavath, a mountaineer from Telangana, created history by climbing the seven highest peaks located on seven continents. She achieved the feat after climbing the seventh mountain on her list – Mount Denali (6,190 meters) – the highest mountain on the North American continent.

As part of her mission, the 22-year-old climbed Mount Everest (Asia), Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe), Mount Aconcagua (South America), Mount Cartensz Pyramid (Oceania), Mount Vinson (Antarctica) and Mt Denali (North America).

Poorna Malavath’s summit was confirmed by her trainer Shekhar Babu.

“Poorna Malavath spoke by satellite phone after arriving at the lower camps from the summit and shared the news of her successful summit. She is very happy to climb this mountain,” he said.

Ms Malavath, who hails from the Nizamabad district of Telangana, already holds the record of being the youngest woman in the world to have climbed Mount Everest. Ms Malavath climbed Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, in May 2014 when she was just 13.

Poorna Malavath is currently pursuing her graduate studies at Osmania University in Hyderabad.

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