Poorna Malavath created history after successfully climbing the seven highest mountains in the world across seven continents. Malavath, a mountaineer from Telangana, has succeeded in her mission to conquer all the highest mountains in the world.
Poorna Malavath climbed Mount Denali (6,190 mt) – the highest on the North American continent. Born on June 10, 2000, Poorna hails from Nizamabad district, Telangana. She is the daughter of farm workers and belongs to a tribal community. She is currently a postgraduate student at Osmania University, Hyderabad and graduated from TSWR Degree College, Ibrahimpatnam.
She has already conquered Mount Everest (Asia), Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe), Mount Aconcagua (South America), Puncak Jaya Pyramid/Mt Carstensz (Oceania), Mount Vinson (Antarctica ) before finally climbing Mount Denali (North America) completing his mission.
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Shekhar Babu, the trainer of Poorna Malavath confirmed his success in accomplishing his mission. He said: “Poorna Malavath spoke by satellite phone after coming to the lower summit camps and shared the news of her successful summit. She is very happy to climb this mountain.
Malavath climbed the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, in May 2014. Being only 13 at the time, she holds the record for the youngest woman in the world to have climbed Mount Everest. This was also adapted into a film by Rahul Bose as a biopic- Poorna: Courage has no limits
Malavath, speaking more about the end of his ‘Seven Summit Challenge’, said, “It all started with the President of Ace Engineering Academy, Dr. RS Praveen Kumar sir. I always thank him for having motivated me in my mountaineering journey. The opportunity given by Dr. Praveen Kumar sir will always be cherished by me. He trained me a lot and always supported my profession. With his good advice, I have evolved in this area and I feel really humbled.
She also added that Mount Denali turned out to be a much tougher climb than Mount Everest saying, “It was a very different experience for me because each mountain has its own difficulties. I had to train for two to three months. I had to work very hard. I had to work on my diet and exercise regularly. Climbing Mount Denali was very difficult, but my passion got me to the top. I thank those who supported me.”
Poorna definitely proved that girls can do whatever they want. Previously, during an interview after conquering Mount Everest, Poorna said, “We have very few opportunities, so when you have one, you have to use it. A lot of people will keep telling you “you can’t do this, you can’t do that”, but we can do anything because we are born winners and anything is possible.
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