A nine-year-old girl from rural Andhra Pradesh has conquered Mount Kilimanjaro. Ritwika has become the world’s second youngest and Asia’s youngest girl to scale Mount Kilimanjaro which is the African continent’s highest peak, located in Tanzania. She had begun her climb on January 16, 2021. She achieved the record accompanied by her father, who is also her guide.
Ritwika Sree, who is also a student, climbed to Gilman’s point at 5,681 meters above sea level. Gandham Chandrudu, Collector and District Magistrate of Anantapur, congratulated Ritwika Sree in a post on Twitter. “Congratulations to Ritwika Sree of Anantapur for becoming the world’s second youngest and Asia’s youngest girl to scale Mt Kilimanjaro. You have grabbed the opportunities despite many odds. Keep inspiring,” Gandham Chandrudu said. Ritwika’s father is a cricket coach and sports coordinator. She was trained at the Rock Climbing School at Bhongir, Telangana and received level two training in Ladakh.