7-year-old unfurls tricolour on Kilimanjaro peak

Apr 17, 2018, 08:56 IST | Agencies

Pothuraju was accompanied by his mother Lavanya, coach Thammineni Bharath, a fellow mountaineer Shangabandi Srujana, and another woman

Samanyu Pothuraju. Pic/PTI
Samanyu Pothuraju. Pic/PTI

Samanyu Pothuraju, 7, from Hyderabad scaled the highest peak in Africa, Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Samanyu Pothuraju, along with his coach, unfurled the Tricolour at a height of 5,895 meters above the sea level on April 2.

He said, "I like snow a lot and that is the reason I went to Mt. Kilimanjaro...I will go to an Australian peak at the end of next month and want to make a record." Pothuraju was accompanied by his mother Lavanya, coach Thammineni Bharath, a fellow mountaineer Shangabandi Srujana, and another woman, all hailing from Hyderabad. A local doctor from Tanzania also accompanied them.

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No. of days it took for the team to reach the peak

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