First on earth to stay at peak for 22 long hours
Indore : Mountaineer Madhusudan Patidar of city became the youngest Indian to scale the highest mountain peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. With this, he also became the first person in the world to stay at the top for 22 long hours.
The 21-year-old mountaineer, who has already earned the feat of conquering the world’s highest mountain Mt Everest, had started climbing the highest African peak on December 15 and took three days to reach the top on December 18.
It was never easy for me to arrange funds for my journey. I feel very blessed to be supported by my family and well wishers who believed in me. I will try to come up with new plans to conquer new tops in the world soon –Madhusudan Patidar, Mountaineer
Taking advantage of his raging youth, Madhusudan chose the most dangerous Western Bridge route to scale the height.
Recalling his journey to the mountains of Africa, Madhusudan said, “It was never easy for me to arrange funds for my journey. I feel very blessed to have been supported by my family and well wishers who believed in me. I will try to come up with new plans to conquer new tops in the world soon.”
He further said that it was a dangerous but equally exciting task as surviving in the extreme weather conditions was not easy. He had faced various hurdles posed by climate as well, but his will power and support of hundreds of people motivated him to reach the top.
With a height of 5895 metre (19340 ft), Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world.