Two young mountaineers from Nagpur Yash Sharma and Daksh Khante scaled the 13,800 feet ‘Pathalsu’ peak. Seven decades ago on May 29, India’s Mount Everest was summited for the first time. Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary were the first to climb the world’s highest peak.
Eight kilometers from Solang Valley and 20 kilometers from Manali, Pathalsu Peak is one of the highest peaks situated in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The climb to this peak is through dense pine forests, grassy meadows, snow-covered terrain and a seemingly treacherous landscape.
The performance of these youngsters in Nagpur has once again confirmed the growing popularity of adventure sports in the city. yash Sharma and Daksh Khante scaled the peak using the ‘Alpine’ method, without any external help. Even in that, they showed perseverance till the end.
Yash Sharma is an accomplished endurance coach and renowned cyclist who has previously reached Everest Base Camp. Daksh Khante is a Class 12th student of Somalvar Nikalas High School and also the winner of ‘Tiger Man Triathlon’. He has also climbed Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Yash Sharma and Daksh Khante have been congratulated by the climbing community for their achievements.