Swara Patil, from Vasai, reached the base camp of the Mount Everest!

Nine-year-old Swara Patil, a class 4 student at the Carmelite Convent school in Vasai, reached the base camp of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest in Nepal on October 3. Accompanied by her father, Digamber, a marathon runner, she trekked for 12 days, enduring freezing temperatures. Swara aims to become the youngest Indian to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The record is currently held by Telangana-based mountaineer Malavath Poorna, who climbed the summit at the age of 13 years and 11 months, on May 25, 2014, hence, becoming the youngest Indian and female to have reached the summit. She has already achieved several mountaineering feats, including being the youngest person in India to complete the summit of Sar Pass in Parvati Valley of Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh. Swara’s inspiration came from Vasai mountaineer Harshvardhan Joshi. Her first trek was to Maharashtra’s highest peak Kalsubai (1,646m) in Ahmednagar district on March 1 this year. She follows a disciplined routine, starting her day with exercise and maintaining a healthy diet.

Source: TOI

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