At the tender age of just seven, Samanyu Pothuraju, a boy from Hyderabad, has scaled the highest peak in Africa—Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
According to a report from ANI News, the boy along with his coach unfurled the Tricolor at a height of 5,895 meters above the sea level on Apr. 2.
Accompanying him on this historic journey were his mother Lavanya, coach Thammineni Bharath, a fellow mountaineer Shangabandi Srujana, and another woman, all from Hyderabad. A local doctor from Tanzania was also with them.
“The day was rainy and the road was full of stones. I got afraid, I had leg pains, but I took rest and completed it. I like snow a lot and that is the reason I went to Mt. Kilimanjaro. Pawan Kalyan is my favourite hero, my mom promised me that she will make me meet him if I try the world record, now am eagerly waiting to meet him. I will go to Australia peak in next month ending and want to make a record,” the report from ANI quoted the boy as saying.
Pothuraju’s mother said “I am really very happy as my son tried to achieve a world record. After reaching there, I stopped in my halfway because of my health condition but my son didn’t quit unless until he reaches the destination. I was very much tensed and worried as there were different climate conditions. Our next target is Australia, 10 peaks in May ending and that will also be the record of my son.”
The journey began on Mar. 29 when the team started from the base point. It took Samanyu and his fellow trekkers about five days to reach the peak.