According to PTI, a 10-year-old Indian girl has climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest, making her one of the youngest mountaineers to do so.
Rhythm Mamania battled difficult terrain, hailstorms, snow, and even temperatures as low as -10°C, but nothing could break the young girl’s resolve.
Rhythm is a Bandra-based elementary school student at MET Rishikul Vidyalaya.
Her expedition began on April 25 and ended on May 6 when she arrived at Nepal’s South Base Camp, which is located at an elevation of 5,364 meters above sea level.
When she arrived to the campground about 1 p.m., the 11-day trip came to a conclusion.
Urmi, Rhythm’s mother, claims that she has been climbing mountains for five years and that she completed her first lengthy walk to Dudhsagar, covering 21 kilometers.
Since then, the mountaineer has climbed many peaks in the Sahyadri range, including the forts of Karnala, Lohagad, and Mahuli. Nothing, however, compared to the base camp trip, where Rhythm braved the weather to walk for 8-9 hours.
“Other members of the group elected to take the helicopter back to base camp after arriving, but Rhythm insisted on walking down. As a result, four of us decided to descend it, according to Urmi.
“Whether it’s the skating rink or the base camp peak, determination goes you a long way,” Rhythm told a news outlet.
“Along with skating, hiking has always been a hobby of mine,” she noted, “but this walk taught me how crucial it is to be a responsible trekker while simultaneously solving the mountain waste management problem.”
On a vacation organized by Kathmandu-based travel operator Satori Adventures, Rhythm was taken to the Everest base camp by her parents Urmi and Harsh.