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Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta one step away from breaking Guinness World records


Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta achieved yet another success in his tryst to create a world record and register his name in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Satyarup is just one step behind becoming the youngest person in the world to scale both the seven summits and the volcanic seven summits.

On December 5, 2:30 PM Mexico time, Satyarup climbed the highest volcano of North America - Mt. Pico De Orizaba in Mexico and unfurled the National Flag while singing the National anthem at the top. It indeed is a proud moment for all the Indians.

The mountaineer is just one mountain away to make the world record. He is aiming to climb Mt. Sidley on January 18 and earn the distinction of climbing Seven Summits and Seven Volcanic Summits and become the youngest man to do so.

Currently, the record is held by Australian mountaineer Daniel Bull who achieved this feat at the age of 36 years 157 days. Satyarup will be 35 years and 9 months this January when he starts ascending the last volcano on the list - Mt. Sidley - the highest volcano of Antarctica.

Bull (Australia, b. 21 November 1980) created history by reaching the highest volcano in the world, Ojos del Salado, situated in Argentina-Chile border, on 27 April 2017.

Earlier last month, Satyarup returned from Papua New Guinea after climbing the highest volcano of Oceania - Mt. Giluwe - and the highest mountain of Papua New Guinea - Mt. Wilhelm - to become the first Indian to summit each of them.

Mountaineering is an expensive adventure sport and Satyarup has been receiving financial support from various corporate groups from time to time. Manipal Group, Tata Trust, Wow momo, Favre-Leuba, Meraqee, Kunj Alloys, Wakefit, CFRCE, and some more companies have already extended their help to make Satya's dream come true.

From an asthmatic kid to world-famous mountaineer Satyarup's journey, so far, has been extremely inspiring. Such is his passion for climbing that Satyarup didn't think twice to leave his regular job before making his first attempt to scale the Mt. Everest in 2015. He has already summited the highest mountain peak in the world after he was turned back from Everest by the devastating earthquake in 2015.

"I am in the final lap of my journey and it feels so great. My dream of becoming the youngest person to scale the Seven Summits and Seven Volcanic Summits is just one step away. It's never an easy task, but I am determined to successfully scale these two summits and bring laurels to my motherland. The good wishes of my fellow countrymen keep motivating me. With these ascends, my aim is to promote adventure sports amongst young Indians," said Satya from Mexico.

With support from the government and private companies, Satya aims to take Indian Mountaineering to new heights and promote it as a sport in India.

He has not only climbed Mt. Everest, but also skied the last degree to the South Pole, covering a distance of 111 km in over 6 days, carrying a 50 kg sledge.

7 summits scaled by Satyarup, Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mt. Elbrus (Europe), Mt. Aconcagua (South America), Mt. Denali (North America), Mt. Mont Blanc (Western Europe), Mt. Kosciuszko (Australia), Mt. Everest (Asia), Mt. Carstensz Pyramid (Oceania), Mt. Vinson Massif (Antarctica), Mt. Wilhelm (Oceania).

The six volcanic summits on which Satyarup has hoisted the Indian Flag are as follows: Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mt. Elbrus (Europe), Mt. Ojos Del Salado (South America), Mt. Damavand (Asia), Mt. Giluwe

(Oceania) and Mt. Pico De Orizaba (North America) and the last one is Mt Sidley (Antarctica) which is - planned for January 18, 2019 - the only one left to be scaled.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, December 10 2018. 16:05 IST