13-year-old Malavath Purna becomes youngest girl to climb Everest

Hyderabad: In a historic feat for Indian mountaineering, 13-year-old Malavath Purna yesterday became the youngest female climber to scale the Mount Everest.

Purna was accompanied by Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar (16), a Class IX student from the Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh, and completed the feat yesterday morning.

Anand and Purna are both students of Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Educational Society.

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