26-yr-old Tamil boy scales Everest
With a view to create an awareness on preventing child abuse, a 26-year-old Tamilian has 'successfully scaled' Mount Everest.india Updated: May 26, 2010 19:47 IST
With a view to create an awareness on preventing child abuse, a 26-year-old Tamilian has 'successfully scaled' Mount Everest.
An avid mountaineer, Sandhosh Kumar achieved the feat on May 23 when he scaled the peak, said Indira Vetrivel, a family friend of Kumar's.
She said that Kumar, brought up in Chennai and now employed in Singapore, has returned to base camp at 5,000 metres and was expected to return home later this week.
Upon reaching the summit, he also planted a banner saying 'Vazhga Tamil,' which means Hail Tamil.
Commenting on his intention to scale the tallest mountain in the world, Kumar said in his website that while mountaineering has been a passion, the desire to create awareness on child abuse drove him to attempt the feat.
"There are many problems in this world and I wanted my climbs to mean more. Hence I embarked on a journey to highlight the problem closest to my heart, that of child sexual abuse, which is especially prevalent in India, while I attempted to scale the highest mountain in the world," he wrote.