Three more mountains wait for Hubballi's gritty girl

Three more mountains wait for Hubballi's gritty girl

Nanditha Nagangoudar on top of Russia's Mount Elbrus. Photo provided by Nanditha

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb, a Nelson Mandela quote is apt for Hubballi girl Nanditha Nagangoudar, who is rightly refusing to stop even after climbing world’s top four out of seven mountains.

She has hoisted the tri-colour at all these four mountains and is eager to hoist the national flag on the remaining three tall mountains.

Nanditha, a born adventure seeker, completed her computer science course from BVB Engineering college and went to England to complete her MBA in International Business. After completing her masters, she also got a job in England itself. However, her dream of scaling all the mountains of world did not allow her to work peacefully. Her dream took over her professional life as she quit her fat salary job to get the thrill of standing on top of world.

She joined Abhimas in Manali to get training in mountaineering. Climbing snow caped mountains is not such an easy task, one has to keep themselves physically and mentally strong. Continuous exercise, training and practices help the cause.

“There is also a thrill in climbing these hill alone,” she says.

Her first mountain expedition began near home, by climbing Mt Everest (8848 meters) in 2016, she followed it up by scaling down Austraila’s Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m) in 2017 and in the same year she was also on top of Mount Kilimanjaro (5960 m) in Africa. In 2018, she conquered Russia's Mount Elbrus (5651 m).

Her dream is not yet fulfilled. Three more mountains are waiting for her.

She was recently bestowed with the honor of representing India at the 12 nations ASASEAN (Association Of South East Asia Nation). She was also India’s representative for the Russia and India friendship meet.

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