Ministry of Defence

Navy Children School (Mumbai) student becomes the youngest girl to summit Mount Aconcagua in South America

Posted On: 09 FEB 2020 8:14PM by PIB Delhi

Kaamya Karthikeyan, a class VII student of Navy Children School (NCS), Mumbai, became the youngest girl in the world to summit Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and outside of Asia. 

She summited the mountain peak of 6962 m height on 01 Feb 2020 and unfurled the Indian tricolour. Years of physical and mental preparation alongwith regular participation in adventure sports combined with strong character, helped the young girl in overcoming many administrative hurdles and extreme climbing conditions to achieve this rare feat.

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