Kandarp Sharma and Ritvika of Gwalior are the youngest two Indian siblings who set a new record to reach the base camp of the world’s highest peak, the Mount Everest.
- Kandarp, 5 years and 10 months old while her sister Ritvika is 8 years and 11 months old reached the base camp situated at an altitude of 5,380 metres in northeast Nepal.
- Kandarp is a First-grader and Ritvika is a fourth-grader students of Little Angels High School in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
- The siblings reached the base camp of the 8,848-metre peak accompanied by their parents.
- Kandarp broke the record of Harshit, another climber from India, had reached the base camp at the age of 5 years and 11 months, setting a record in 2014.
- After reaching Kalapatthar, the Kandarp Sharma and Ritvika had chanted ‘Bharat Maata Ki Jay‘ and hoisted the tri-colour.
- Kalapathar is higher than the highest peaks of three continents – Mont Blanc (4,810 m) in Europe, Vinson Massif (4,810 m) in Antarctica, and Puncak Jaya (4,884 m) in Australasia.
- The siblings and the parents also have become the first to reach the base camp on the 8,848 metre tall Everest.