9-YO Advait Bhartia from Pune climbs the Mount Kilimanjaro in just seven days

Advait Bhartia, a 9 year old boy from Pune has surprised everyone and proved that age is just a number. At the age of 9, this young boy from Pune has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, which is a great feat for a boy of his age.

Mount Kilimanjaro has a height of 4900 meters and is 5895 meters above the sea level. Mount Kilimanjaro is considered to be the highest peak in Africa. The climb was not a cake walk for Advait Bhartia and he had to trek for 7 days before he was able to reach peak of the mountain on 31st July, 2019.


The climb was a great dream come true for this young boy and he did undergo a tough training sessions for almost 2 months prior to this. The training sessions included activities such as swimming for an hour, playing football, tennis and cricket for cardiovascular training.


The routine was followed every day and apart from this, Parkour and climbing 100 floors was also included in his training sessions. Samir Patham, Advait's expedition leader was there to supervise his trek. This is not for the first time Advait has grabbed everyone's attention. At the age of 6, he shocked everyone by climbing the Mount Everest Base camp.

The 9 year old from Pune is not someone who is going to relax after this feat. He is now aiming the peak of Mount Elbrus in Europe. In his current achievement, his mother Payal Bhartia was also there during the trek. But she had to stop her journey at 1000 feet, as she faced difficulty in acclimatizing with the extreme climate. Advait said that the trek was really difficulty and at the same time it was also fun. He said that during the trek, they stayed in tents, which was a good experience.

by Ricky Tandon | Fri, Aug 16 - 12:04 PM

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