Panaji: Gunjan Pankaj Prabhu Narvekar, a 12-year-old girl from Goa, has etched her name in the annals of mountaineering history by setting a remarkable world record. Gunjan achieved a breathtaking feat by conquering not just one but three peaks above 6000 metres in the Markha Valley of the Ladakh region, achieving the incredible milestone in a mere 62.5 hours.
The young mountaineer exhibited unparalleled determination and skill as she scaled three daunting peaks, including Mount Kang Yatse-II (6250 m), Mount Reponi Mallari-I (6097 m), and Mount Reponi Mallari II (6113 m). Gunjan’s extraordinary achievement stands as a testament to her passion, grit, and unwavering spirit.
Gunjan, a class 8 student at Jnyan Vikas School in Goa, has earned admiration and applause not only from her family and friends but also from the entire nation. Her tenacity and dedication to mountaineering have inspired many, and she has become a role model for aspiring young adventurers.
“In the future, I plan to do a 7000 m+ peak, but in India, it is not allowed for a person who is not 16 years old to do a 7000 m+ peak, so I will be doing the peak outside of India. I just wish to Summit Mt Everest and Annapurna and make my parents and the nation proud.” Gunjan said