Country’s youngest mountaineer back in action
By Express News Service | Published: 11th August 2017 10:33 PM |
HYDERABAD: Jaahnavi is now guiding an eight-member team to Stok Kangri (6153 mts) in Leh, India’s highest trek able peak, which she had made her first attempt in 2014 and created a record at the age of 12 years only.She left Hyderabad on August 6 with her team, which includes her Trek Leader Suresh Reddy (also a qualified mountaineer and a well abled outdoor and adventures sports leader), the trekkers Nikhil Anand, Harsha Venkat, Jabiulla, Uday Kiran, Manohar Madasu and the senior most trekker CVM Rajaram.
On August 5, the team was flagged off by none other than Jaahnavi’s Mentor, Coach and Guide Dr S Krishna Rao at their Hill Training Centre inspite of his illness.JanJay Adventures is providing the complete technical support and the logistics for this expedition. The Director of JanJay Adventures has been very supportive for all her expeditions and has given tremendous encouragement last year for Everest Base camp trek.The team will be hoisting our National Flag on this Independence day, when on the same day 3 years ago she started her record climb. This climb is also a part of her acclimatization for her upcoming expedition of #Mission7summit Phase V to Mt. Everest.
The best part of this expedition is that Jaahnavi is not only guiding these trekkers but has also trained herself to all these trekkers for the past two months in different aspect to make them fit to attempt for this trek. As Jaahnavi is on her #Mission7Summit, climbing all the highest peaks of seven continents and to complete the Grand Slam by reaching the farthest point of the globe “The North Pole” and “The South Pole” to make India and the Indian Girls proud.
Till date she has completed four continents highest peaks namely Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mt. Elbrus (Europe), Mt. Kosciuszko (Australia) and Mt. Denali (North America). Being a young girl Mountaineer, she even went that one step ahead and took the challenge to replica herself with a great determination by starting the training camps for group of students from different schools and planning to take them for Everest Base Camp in this coming season as an Introductory program to Wilderness.
Jaahnavi’s guide, mentor and coach Dr. S. Krishna Rao, after thorough understanding is supporting Jaahnavi in her new challenge with the help of Jaahnavi’s fitness coach Nagapuri Ramesh, who will be monitoring all the physical activities and with his able guidance could make Jaahnavi much more fit for her dangerous mission. Rao is asking for sponsors for her next expedition, which he says is eligible for tax exemption under section 80G.