Class 7 girl from Mumbai is world's youngest to climb South America's highest peak

Updated: Feb 10, 2020, 08:56 | Sunny Rodricks
  • Kaamya Karthikeyan

    A Class 7 student of Navy Children School, Colaba, Kaamya Karthikeyan, daughter of a Naval officer, became the youngest girl in the world to summit Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and outside Asia. Kaamya summited the 6,962-metre tall Argentinian mountain peak on February 1 by unfurling the Indian tricolour.

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  • Kaamya Karthikeyan, Navy Childern School, Colaba

    According to the official Twitter handle of PRO Defence Mumbai, Kaamya has already scaled the highest peaks in Africa, Europe, and Australia, which included two peaks with heights of over 6,000 metres above the sea level.

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  • Kaamya Karthikeyan

    In photo: Kaamya Karthikeyan celebrates her feat by unfurling the Indian tricolour on February 1, after successfully summiting Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America.

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  • Kaamya Karthikeyan

    In August 2019, Kaamya summitted Mt Mentok Kangri II, a 6,262 metres (20,544 feet) peak that overlooks the Tso Moriri lake in Ladakh.

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  • Kaamya Karthikeyan

    In photo: A screengrab of the breathtaking video shared by PRO Defence Mumbai shows Kamya Karthikeyan epic climb to Mount Aconcagua.

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Mumbai-based Kaamya Karthikeyan, a Class 7 student of Navy Children School, Colaba, became the youngest girl in the world to summit Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and outside of Asia, when she unfurled the Indian flag.

(All Photos: PRO Defence Mumbai/Twitter)