Read this inspiring story of mother and son creating a world record to be the Youngest Asian to reach Mount Everest’s base camp.
Mount Everest, highest mountain ever is all about big numbers and endless records related to it. While recently, a 4-year-old boy named Advit has become the youngest Asian to reach the Base Camp of Mount Everest.
Accompanied by his mother, Shweta Golechha, and uncle Saurabh Sukhani, Advit started the climb on October 28 and scaled a height of 5,364 metres on November 6. Well, this record was inspired by his mother only.
Shweta, who has been hiking and trekking for the last 10 years, said though young, Advit was determined to reach his destination. “For a young kid, Advit was very calm and acclimatised to the increasing air pressure pretty well. He did about 70 per cent of the trekking by himself. Several others who were climbing with us were amazed that a young kid could walk so much,” she said.
On the other hand it’s not that easy as it seems, Advit did faced some troubles in the trek. “During the last two days of the climb, Advit experienced acute mountain sickness. As the air pressure was very low due to high altitude, his body wasn’t accepting the food,” Shweta Said.
He was also pretty confused about why his tummy felt weird all the time. But he pushed through and made it to the camp. He was very delighted. Looking at his condition we decided to take a chopper instead of climbing down,” she added.
Shweta had decided to take Advit to the Base Camp of Mount Everest even before he was born. “I started hiking about 10 years ago and really enjoyed it. When I was pregnant, I decided that Advit would be the youngest in the world to reach the Everest Base Camp. I started training him very early. We recently shifted to Dubai and there my flat is on the 15th floor. I and Advit climb the stairs rather than taking the lift.
The training started in the stairs of the Dubai and ended to the world record.