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9-yr-old Indian girl becomes youngest to climb Mt Elbrus


NEW DELHI: At the age of just nine years, Dhanshree Mehta from Gujarat’s Surat has became the youngest to climb Russia’s Mt. Elbrus, one of the Seven Summits (the highest peaks in each continent), said a statement.

Starting her climb on June 10 along with her 13-year-old brother Janam and her parents Sarika and Jignesh Mehta, Dhanshree conquered the highest peak of Europe on Saturday.

“I am very happy. I can’t express it in words how it feels to be on top of one of the highest mountains. “The best part is that my family was with me throughout. The weather was perilous but I didn’t feel unsafe even for a second,” she said.     -PTI

Along with her family, Dhanshree had undergone intensive training to achieve this feat including cardio, climbing techniques and breathing exercises.

Her brother Janam said it was a challenging feat and they did not see sunlight for three days during the climb.