Focus Merit

Malavath Poorna scales the highest mountain in Antarctica

Malavath Poorna, 18-year-old girl from Telangana has conquered Mt Vinson Massif, the Antarctica continent’s highest mountain peak (4,987 mts). She has become the first and youngest tribal woman in the world to set foot on the six tallest mountain peaks across six continents.

So far, Poorna scaled Mt Everest (Asia, year 2014), Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa, 2016), Mt. Elbrus (Europe, 2017), Mt. Aconcagua (South America, 2019) Mt. Cartsnez (Oceania region, 2019) and Mt. Vinson Massif (Antarctica, 2019).