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8-year-old Hyderabad boy climbs Australia's highest peak

Samanyu Pothuraju achieved the feat on December 12.

8-year-old Hyderabad boy climbs Australia's highest peak
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Hyderabad: Adding another record to his name, an eight-year-old Hyderabad boy has climbed Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia. Samanyu Pothuraju achieved the feat on December 12. He was accompanied by a team of five which includes his mother Lavanya and sister.

Revealing his future plans, Pothuraju said, "So far, I have climbed four mountains. Now, I am gearing up for Mount Fuji in Japan. I want to become an Air Force officer when I grow up."

Pothuraju's mother said, "For every summit, our team members plan a cause. According to us, we should go to the mountains with a cause and not without it. This time, we planned to support the handloom weavers."

Earlier this year, Pothuraju, along with his coach and his mother, among others, had sealed Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest peak in Africa. He had unfurled the Tricolour at a height of 5,895 meters above the sea level on April 2.

(With inputs from ANI)