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Mumbai, February 10, 2020
Kaamya Karthikeyan, a class VII student of Navy Children School (NCS), Mumbai, has become the youngest girl in the world to summit Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and outside of Asia.
She summited the mountain peak of 6962 m height on on February 1 and unfurled the Indian tricolour, a press release from the Ministry of Defence said.
"Years of physical and mental preparation alongwith regular participation in adventure sports combined with strong character, helped the young girl in overcoming many administrative hurdles and extreme climbing conditions to achieve this rare feat," it added.