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Arishka Laddha, a local of Kothrud in Pune, and her mother, Dimple Laddha, who was on a 15-day trip, climbed Mount Everest Base Camp, which is located at a height of more than 17,500 feet.
The Pune girl and her mother travelled 130 kilometres (to and from) in sub freezing conditions, with temperatures ranging from minus 3 to minus 17 degrees. The young girl travelled the entire distance in 15 days while carrying 7–8 layers of clothing.
The girl travelled the entire distance in 15 days while carrying 7-8 layers of clothing. "I was content. There, it was far too cold. I want to reach the summit of Everest. Yak and Mule were there, stated Arshika.
Dimple, the mother of the girl, said that she was a lifelong athlete. She claimed that over the years, she had engaged in jogging, trekking, and cycling.
"I made the decision to accompany her to Mount Everest Base Camp on the spur of the moment. Experts informed us that youngsters over the age of 12 typically climb. I was instructed to do so at my own risk. My daughter is typically a very busy child. We climb the forts surrounding Pune every other Saturday and Sunday. We have ascended Sinhagadh numerous times, the girl's mother, Dimple Laddha, told Times Now.
For the family, says Arishka's father, Kaustubh Laddha, this is a proud occasion.
"She has elevated India. We will always be there for her. We were initially concerned since there were difficulties, but she and her mother persisted in climbing," said Kaustubh.