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9-yr-old Pune boy climbs Africa’s tallest peak Mt Kilimanjaro

DNMUM441224 | 8/15/2019 | Author : Vanshika Dawra | WC :431



Advait Bhartia, after becoming one of the youngest Indian to summit Everest Base Camp at the age of six, has now scaled the Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, at a young age of 9 years.
Advait, who lives in Pune, raised the Indian flag at the peak along with his mother, Payal Bhartia and expedition leader, Samir Patham. They began their trek from the Machame route and reached the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro situated at a whopping 18,652 feet on July 31, 2019. To prepare himself for the same, Advait underwent stringent training over a period of two months. His training included swimming, cardiovascular exercises and practising parkour.
“This trek was really difficult but fun at the same time. When I was summiting Ever
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