Mission accomplished! The 18-year-old Malavath Poorna became the first and youngest tribal woman in the world to set foot on the six tallest mountain peaks across six continents. On December 26, she climbed the Mt Vinson Massif in Antarctica which is 4,987 metres above sea level.
Born in Pakala village, Nizamabad district, Poorna has so far scaled Mt Everest (Asia, 2014), Mt Kilimanjaro (Africa, 2016), Mt Elbrus (Europe, 2017), Mt Aconcagua (South America, 2019), Mt Cartsnez (Oceania region, 2019) and Mt Vinson Massif (Antarctica, 2019).
This report was first published in Deccan Chronicle. You can read the full report here.