On Thursday the Lawrence School authorities in Himachal Pradesh’s Sanawar said that seven girl students of their school are set out to capture Africa’s highest range – Mount Kilimanjaro – located at 5,895 meters above sea level. On the basis of their performance, physical & mental fitness, the girls aged between 15 and 18 years were shortlisted.
In February the selected girls underwent rigorous preparatory training. They attended two camps which were organized in Rishikesh in Uttarakhand and in Ladakh, as part of the training.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro which is the world’s highest free-standing mountain takes between five to nine days, depending upon the routes undertaken. Hero Cycles, Global bicycle major is co-sponsoring their mountain expedition.
The students who got shortlisted are Ishampreet Kaur, Roshni, Avanti Aggarwal, Mahika Goel, Ananya Panchhar, Megan Bhagirat, and Kashish Pathania. Renowned mountaineer Ajeet Bajaj leads their 11-day expedition and the group in-charge is Priya Dhillon.
Bajaj in May 2018 completed an expedition to the Mount Everest along with his daughter and successfully scaled the highest peak in Antarctica later in the year.