A 10-year-old Indian girl climbs Everest: report
Published on May 24, 2022 4:12 p.m.
Indian girl, 10, climbs Everest: report
(Web Desk) – In a rare achievement, 10-year-old skater Rhythm Mamania from Mumbai has become one of the youngest Indian mountaineers to scale Everest Base Camp, a trek she completed in 11 days .
Her parents – Harshal and Urmi – accompanied her on the trek earlier this month.
“Rhythm, a class 5 student from MET Rishikul Vidyalaya in the suburb of Bandra, reached Everest Base Camp on May 6 around 1 p.m.,” her mother Urmi told PTI on Sunday.
The base camp is located 5,364 meters above sea level and it took her 11 days to complete the expedition, she said.
Worli resident Rhythm said: “Skating board or base camp summit, it’s determination that takes you far.” “Along with skating, trekking has always been my passion, but this trek taught me how important it is to be a responsible trekker and also to solve the problem of waste management in the mountains,” he said. -she adds.
Her mother said that Rhythm loved to climb mountains from the age of five and her first long trek was 21 km in Dudhsagar and since then she has climbed few peaks in Sahyadri ranges like Mahuli, Sondai, Karnala and Lohagad.
She added that during the base camp trek, Rhythm walked for 8-9 hours over various steep terrains in variable weather conditions including hail and snowfall, and in temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius. .
The girl had gone to base camp with Satori Adventures, a company based in Nepal, with a group of Kutch trekkers.
“After reaching base camp, other members of the group decided to take the helicopter on the way back, but Rhythm insisted that she walk down. And so four of us decided to take it down,” Rhythm’s mother said.