9-Year-Old Indian Climbs Mt Kilimanjaro; Becomes Asia's Youngest
Andhra Pradesh’s nine-year-old Kadapala Rithvika Sri has become Asia's youngest and world's second-youngest girl to climb Africa’s highest peak Mount Kilimanjaro. Accompanied by her father-cum-guide Kadapala Sankar, Rithvika climbed to Gilman's point at 5,685 m posing with the tricolour. Hailing from Anantapur, Kadapala was trained at the Bhongir’s Rock Climbing School. Elated on her success, the District Collector Gandham Chandrudu helped her with Rs 2,98,835 fund for her expedition.