9 year old Advait Bhartia climbs Mount Kilimanjaro
Advait Bhartia, a 9-year old boy from Pune, has recently climbed the highest peak in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro – in a span of just 7 days. Advait is fondly called ‘Simbum ToTo’ (Little Simba). He reached the top of mountain on 31st July 2019 under the supervision of his expedition leader Samir Patham. The trek was organized by Pune-based adventure and trekking company Adventure Pulse. Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is about 4,900m from its base and 5,895m above sea level. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields.