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Mumbai student Kaamya scales 6,262m peak in Ladakh

September 05, 2019 23:43 IST

Kaamya Karthikeyan

IMAGE: Kaamya Karthikeyan. Photographs: SpokespersonNavy/Twitter

Kaamya Karthikeyan, a student of Navy Children School, Mumbai, and daughter of a Naval officer, attained the summit of her second 'above 6,000 m' peak, Mt Mentok Kangri II, 6,262 meters (20,544 feet), overlooking the Tso Moriri lake in Ladakh on August 24.

 

Karthikeyan had conquered another 'above 6000 m' peak, Mt Stok Kangri, in August 2017, becoming the youngest in the world to do so, a defence spokesperson said on Thursday.

Kaamya Karthikeyan

Her mission is to conquer the highest peaks in every continent and ski to both Poles, he said.

She has already scaled the highest peaks in Africa, Europe and Australia and is preparing to take on Mt Aconcagua (6962 m), the highest peak of South America, he added.

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