New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed Telangana-based mountaineer Poorna Malavath for her feat of completing the Seven Summits Challenge — a challenge of surmounting the seven most difficult and highest mountain peaks.
“Today’s discussion of sports and fitness cannot be complete without another name – this is the name of Telangana’s mountaineer Poorna Malavath. By completing the 7 summit challenge Poorna has added another feather to her cap of success. With her indomitable spirit, Purva ascended the highest peak of North America Mount Denali, and brought honor to the country,” PM said in his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat” address.
For the Mt Denali expedition, she left for North America from India on May 18 and reached the city of Anchorage, Alaska, the place where all the expeditions to Mt Denali begin, on May 19.
Poorna has created history in 2014 at the age of 13 by becoming the youngest girl in the world to have climbed Mt Everest.
“She is the daughter of India who had accomplished the amazing feat of conquering Mount Everest at the age of 13,” he added.
So far, she has completed Mt Everest (Asia), Mt Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mt Elbrus (Europe), Mt Aconcagua (South America), Mt Carstensz Pyramid (Oceania), Mt Vinson (Antarctica), and Mt Denali expeditions.