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Five year old Indian boy Harshit Saumitra become the youngest to reach the EBC

Oct 20, 2014 11:45 IST

Five year old Indian boy Harshit Saumitra on 19 October 2014 became the youngest person to reach the Everest Base Camp (EBC).

With this, the child overtakes the record set by Aaryan Balaji, a seven-year old Indian boy who had reached the two peaks in May 2012.

Harshit took 10 days to cover the distance of 62km trek. Harshit is a class 1 student from New Delhi. He also climbed the Kalapathar (5550 m) peak, located near the EBC.

Harshit has also climbed Rohtang Pass (3930 m) before attempting EBC.

He is planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 m) in Africa and also plans to attempt Mount Everest (8848 m) in coming years.

His father, Rajeev Saumitra, is a mountaineer. He had reached the peak of Mount Everest (8848 m) in 2013.

The family plans to register the feat in record books like the Guinness World Records and the Limca Book of World Records.

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