A Hyderabad boy aged 7, identified as Samanyu Pothuraju, scaled the highest peak in Africa, Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Samanyu and his coach unfurled the Tricolor at a height of 5,895 mts above the sea level on April 2.
Speaking to the media, the boy said, “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.”
Samanyu scaled the peak along with his mother Lavanya, coach Thammineni Bharath, a fellow mountaineer Shangabandi Srujana, and another woman. All hailed from Hyderabad. A local doctor from Tanzania also scaled the peak along with them.
Lavanya 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 scale began on March 29 from the base point. It took about five days for the team to reach the peak.