Arjun Vajpai scales Mount Makalu, becomes youngest climber
Noida: Indian mountaineer Arjun Vajpai completed his journey to climb Mount Makalu, on Monday morning and became the youngest in the world to have climbed four of the world’s five highest peaks at the age of 22.
This was Arjun’s fourth attempt of summiting the mountain. He did not succeed in his previous three attempts.
The victory made him a triple world record holder in mountaineering after being the youngest on Mt Lhotse and Mt Manasulu.
“I am happy to announce the successful summit of Mount Makalu today (Monday) noon. It was an amazing feeling standing atop the mountain that has been denying me three years in a row,” the 22-year-old announced on his website and social media.
The mountaineer reached on top of the 27,766 feet Mount Makalu at 11:00 am after a 13 hour climb and facing strong winds and heavy snow.
Arjun also thanked his parents, sponsors and well wishers for the non-stop support during his two-month long expedition. He took a few photos and videos from the top of the fifth highest mountain before heading back to his camp.