7 YO is indeed adventurous to scale the Mt Kilimanjaro Climb.
When we recently came to know about a nine-year-old girl who scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro, we were stuck in awe. A similar record was set by another child prodigy on 6th March 2021. He is seven years old and he trekked the same Mt. Kilimanjaro like the girl from Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. He is Virat Chandra from Hyderabad, Telangana and this is his super exciting story.
Inspired By Cousins:
Seven-year-old Virat Chandra always listened to the experiences of his cousins who would go on trekking. Listening to them frequently instilled in him, the desire to climb. His mother said, "Once, Virat had a video call with his cousins who had gone to Rudugaira Mountains in Uttarakhand on a trekking trip. He was fascinated when he saw the place in the video call. Ever since then, he wanted to try something like that.” He expressed his wish to his parents and then, they approached a coach, Bharat Thammineni, to give Virat, the required formal training.
Training For One Month:
Virat's coach Bharat decided to train him for one month before he embarks on his trekking journey. He gave the boy rigorous training also keeping his age in mind. Bharat said that unlike many who quit midway through the training, Virat was so excited to scale the mountain that he didn't give up.
"Virat has that passion in him. He was very excited to train. Unlike many who quit midway through the training," says Bharath. According to Bharat, Virat took the training seriously. He completed all the tasks like running, mock climbing etc. with utmost dedication. The coach took all the precautions before the journey so that the boy doesn't face any issues.
Virat's coach Bharat took all the necessary precautions even during the journey. It was March 5th, 2021 and Virat set to trek the mountain along with his coach.
"I was scared to do it but I wanted to achieve my goal,” Virat said. The journey started on March 5, 2021, and the duo reached the Uhuru peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro on March 6. In between, they took some time out to relax and sleep before continuing their expedition. "We took all precautions and had decided that we'd return if he felt uneasy but he made us proud," said the coach.
Virat Chandra thus made the country proud after scaling the world's largest free-standing mountain and Africa's tallest mountain Kilimanjaro. He perhaps became the youngest to have scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
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