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Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta nominated for Limca Book of World Records

Bengaluru-based mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta has been nominated for the Limca Book of World Records for becoming the first Indian to climb the highest volcanoes of all 7 continents. He had also been named in the Guinness Book of World Records. He achieved the feat in 2019 and the acknowledgement came recently. He scaled the highest ..

Indian mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya successfully scales Mount Kosciuszko

Indian mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya has successfully scaled Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain peak of Australia. The mountaineer had scaled Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro last year and has successfully climbed the 2,228-metres Mount Kosciuszko now. Bhawna Dehariya hails from the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Mumbai girl becomes the youngest to climb South America’s highest peak

Kaamya Karthikeyan a student from Mumbai, recently became the youngest girl in the world to scale Mt Aconcagua. Mt Aconcagua is the highest peak in South America, located in Argentina. It is the highest peak outside Asia with the height of 6962 metres. The student of Navy children school has already scaled the some of ..

Nirmal Purja climbs 14 highest mountains in a record-breaking 6 months

Nirmal Purja, a Nepali mountaineer and former British army soldier, has  climbed all 14 of the world’s 8,000-metre-high mountains in a record-breaking 189 days.  He recently reached the top of his 14th mountain ‘Shishapangma’ in China. He was already the holder of numerous records – including the fastest “double-header” of two mountains higher than 8,000 ..

IPS Aparna Kumar to be bestowed with 2018 Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award

Aparna Kumar, a 2002 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS officer, has been honoured with the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2018. With this, she became the first IPS officer to be bestowed with this prestigious award. Currently, she is posted as DIG in Indo Tibetan Police Force at Dehradun. This is the highest National award ..

Aparna Kumar becomes first IPS Officer to complete ‘Seventh Summit’ Challenge

Aparna Kumar, a 2002 batch IPS officer from UP cadre, has created history by becoming the first civil servant and IPS officer to achieve the incredible and rare feat of completing ‘7 Summits’ challenge.She hoisted India’s tricolour on Mount Denali in Alaska, which is the highest peak of North America standing at 20,310 ft. She ..

2019 edition of International Everest Day (IED)

The International Everest Day (IED) is observed every year on May 29 to mark the first successful climb to the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. On this day in 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa reached the zenith of the mountain and became the first humans to achieve the feat in memory of ..

Saray Khumalo becomes first black African woman to conquer Mt. Everest in her fourth attempt

Saray Khumalo, a Zambia-born Johannesburg resident, has become the first black African women to conquer the summit of Mount Everest, with an elevation of 8,848m, in her fourth attempt. She uses her expeditions to raise funds for libraries and support children’s educational activities in Africa. So far, she has managed to raise about $80,000 for ..