7-year-old boy from Hyderabad became one of the youngest to have scaled the highest mountain peak of Africa Mt Kilimanjaro on March 6 with his coach Bharat Thammineni after doing one-month of rigorous training. I was scared but all I wanted was to reach my goal,” said Virat Chandra. The 7-year-old says he was inspired to climb after listening to the inspiring stories of the experiences of his cousins. I was scared but all I wanted was to reach my goal,” said Virat Chandra.He decided to take Virat for mountaineering after a month long rigorous training. “Virat has that passion in him.
He was very excited to train. Unlike many who quit midway through the training,” says Bharath Coach.Virat’s mother also spoke of a similar story. She narrated when his cousins were at Rudugaira Mountains in Uttarakhand for a trekking trip, Virat had a video call with them. “He was fascinated When Virat saw the place in the video call, he became fascinated. Even he wanted to try something like that,” said Virat’s mother.