Hyderabad: Conquering Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain peak in the Southern and Western Hemisphere, Malavath Poorna added yet another record to her growing achievements in mountaineering. Hailing from a poor tribal community with her parents working as agricultural labourers in Nizamabad, Poorna on Friday became the world’s first and youngest tribal woman to scale the four highest mountain peaks located in four continents. Making the country proud and holding the tri-colour, she already had conquered Mt. Everest (Asia), Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mt. Elbrus (Europe) and now Mt. Aconcagua (South America)..
Now the youngster, who is pursuing her undergraduate studies at Telangana Social Welfare Residential Degree College for Women, Kamareddy, has set a new target for herself. “My goal is to make Telangana and India proud by becoming the youngest tribal woman in the world to scale the seven tallest mountain peaks across all the seven continents,” she says. The remaining three top peaks awaiting to be conquered by the youngster are Mt. Denali (North America), Vinson Massif (Antarctica) and Kosciuszko (Australia). On the arduous climb of Mt.Aconcagua, which is located in the Andes mountain range in the Mendoza Province, Argentina, she says, “It was much difficult than Everest but I resolved to go ahead with the mission. The Swaeroes Ten Commandments taught me not to give up, no matter what the circumstances are”. For marginalized girls, sky is the limit and they can achieve great deeds in life by defying the limits and stereotypes, Poorna said while thanking Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for his support and his vision for overall development of marginalized girl students, their safety and their studies. RS Praveen Kumar, Secretary, TSWREIS, congratulated Poorna on her incredible mountaineering expeditions at a young age. “What makes her feat unique is that she hails from a poor tribal community, and her parents Laxmi and Devidas work as agricultural labourers in Pakala village of Nizamabad district”, he adds..