Odisha Mountaineer Chinmay Maharana Scales Mt Kilimanjaro In Africa

Puri: Mountaineer from Odisha Chinmay Maharana has successfully scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania of Africa.

After reaching the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro on Thursday, Chinmay unfurled the National Flag and also clicked a picture with ‘Nagarjuna Besa’ of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra. He belongs to Raghurajpur in Puri.

Chinmay had left Puri for his expedition on June 3 with assistance from the state government, Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) and district administration. Puri collector Samarth Verma has congratulated Chinmay for his achievement.

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Arica and the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level in the world. It is situated at 5,895 metre (19,341 ft) above sea level and about 4,900 metre (16,100 ft) above its plateau base.

Kilimanjaro is the fourth most topographically prominent peak on Earth. A part of Kilimanjaro National Park, it is a major hiking and climbing destination.

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