Meet Saanvi Sood, Youngest Indian Girl To Scale Mt. Everest Base Camp

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7-year-old Saanvi Sood became the youngest person to scale the Everest base camp on June 9. What’s next? The child prodigy aims to scale Mt. Everest.

The Class II student of Yadavindra Public School, Mohali scaled the base camp with her father Deepak Sood. He works as a civil contractor with projects in Himachal Pradesh.

What inspired her to do so?

She once watched the film ‘Everest’ and was inspired to climb the base camp. She had always been fascinated by the mountains since her father has business in Himachal Pradesh. She had initially expressed her desire to climb Everest but couldn’t go beyond the base camp since she is very young, as per a report.

Another feat worth mentioning is that of Poorna Malavath who created history after she became successful in scaling the seven highest mountains of the world across seven continents. Malavath, a mountaineer from Telangana, has successfully completed her mission of conquering all the highest mountains in the world. The recent one she scaled is Mount Denali (6,190mt) – the highest on the North American continent.

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More about Poorna Malavath

She was born on 10 June 2000 and hails from the district of Nizamabad, Telangana. Her parents work as farm labourers and belong to a tribal community. She is currently a post-graduate student at the Osmania University in Hyderabad and has a degree from the TSWR Degree College, Ibrahimpatnam.

Not only that, she scaled the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest in May 2014 when she was only 13 years old at the time and holds the record for being the youngest female in the world to climb Mount Everest. Her feat was also adapted into a movie by Rahul Bose in the form of a biopic- Poorna: Courage has no Limits

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