Andhra Pradesh’s 9-year-old, Kadapala Rithvika Sri becomes one of the youngest people to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.

A young girl from Andhra Pradesh made history as she conquered Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Kadapala Rithvika Sri who is a class 2 student became one of the youngest persons on the mountain. She scaled the mountain along with her father and guide.

Rithvika’s father Kadapala Sankar took his daughter along this time after he scaled the peak last year. He is a cricket coach and sports coordinator in the Special Olympics Bharat wing of Rural Development Trust, Anantapur. But it didn’t just happen, Rithvika prepared herself quite well before deciding on climbing the mountain. She participated in Level 1 training at the Rock Climbing School in Telangana and Level 2 training in Ladakh.

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania and is the African continent’s highest peak. Rithvika climbed to Gilman’s Point, which is one of the three summit points of Mt Kilimanjaro, at 5,681 metres above mean sea level on February 25th.

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