7-year-old Hyderabad boy climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

HYDERABAD: A seven-year-old boy from Hyderabad, Samanyu Pothuraju, scaled the highest peak in Africa, Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

7-year-old Hyderabad boy climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

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Hyderabad, April 16

A seven-year-old boy from Hyderabad scaled the highest peak in Africa, Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Samanyu Pothuraju, along with his coach, unfurled the Tricolor at a height of 5,895 metres above the sea level on April 2.

Speaking with ANI, the boy said, “The day was rainy and the road was full of stones. I got afraid, I had leg pains, but I took rest and completed it. I like snow a lot and that is the reason I went to Mt Kilimanjaro. Pawan Kalyan is my favourite hero, my mom promised me that she will make me meet him if I try the world record, now am eagerly waiting to meet him. I will go to Australia peak in next month ending 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.

Pothuraju’s mother said, “I am very happy as my son tried to achieve a world record. After reaching there, I stopped halfway because of my health condition but my son didn’t quit unless until he reached the destination. I was very tense and worried as there were different climate conditions. Our next target is Australia, 10 peaks in May ending and that will also be the record of my son.”

The trek began on March 29 when the team started from the base point. It took about five days for the team to reach the peak. ANI

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