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Indian mountaineers scale highest peak in Europe, display 50-ft Indian flag atop summit

first_imgFive young mountaineers from Telangana, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh created multiple records by scaling the Mount Elbrus in Russia, which is the highest peak in Europe at 5,640 meters and displaying a 50-ft Indian tricolour atop the summit.The team consisted of Satya Rao of Bagarampalem (Vishakhapatnam), Raghunadh Reddy of Tadepalli (Guntur), Poorna Malavath, Varsha Rahul of Pune and Vidya of Telangana created this record. While we’re on the subject, Poorna Malavath is a world record holder and the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest at 13 years old!According to Adventure Sports Director R Reddy, on July 27 at 7:30am Moscow time, 17-year-old Poorna Malavath and 16-year-old Sri Vidya from Andhra Pradesh reached the tip of the tallest mountain in Europe. The girls are students from the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS).For Poorna, it was the third highest peak in a row!About Mount ElbrusAn inactive volcano standing at 18,560-ft tall, Mount Elbrus is no easy climb even though it is considered the easiest among the Seven Summits. “Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano and the last explosion occurred about 2,000 years ago. The two summits of Elbrus are, in fact, two craters of volcano. Everywhere on its slopes you can see debris of solidified lava,” Reddy told The Hindu.The expeditionThe team of five began their expedition on July 21 when they flew from Hyderabad to Russia and reached the mountain base on July 22. The next day, they climbed up to 3,200m and stayed the night. The next day, they again climbed 3,500m and stayed the night. Finally, they reached the summit of Mount Elbrus on July 27. After reaching the peak, they displayed a 50ft Indian flag, sang the National Anthem and thanked the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu.advertisementThey will reach Vijaywada on August 1.(Main image source: The Hindu) Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img

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