PANAJI: A 12-year-old girl from Goa has set a new record by successfully climbing 3 peaks above 6000 metres in 62.5 hours.
Gunjan Pankaj Prabhu Narvekar climbed Mount Kang Yatse-II (6250 metres), Mount Reponi Mallari-I (6097 metres) and Mount Reponi Mallari-II (6113 metres) in the Markha Valley of Ladakh.
Gunjan told news agency ANI that the trek was difficult because of the snowfall. She said that in places there was knee-deep snow and in some places it came up to the hip. Gunjan added that she did not face any injuries.
She said that the previous record was held by a 13-year-old boy from Hyderabad who summited 2 peaks above 6000 metres in 72 hours.
The 12-year-old also spoke about her future plans and said she wants to summit a peak above 7000 metres but in India only people above 16 years are allowed to do so. She said her ultimate aim is to climb Mount Everest and Annapurna.