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Jaipur youth Rahul Bairwa triumphs Mount Kilimanjaro, highest peak of Africa

Rahul is on a journey to triumph seven highest mountains of the world. He had scaled 7135 meters of Mount Nun, the highest peak of Himalayan range lying on the Indian side of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir along with two partners on September 19 in 2018.

February 26, 2019, 3:55 pm

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Rahul Bairwa hoisting flag at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Jaipur: A Jaipur-based professional mountaineer Rahul Bairwa has yet again made the city proud by achieving the rare feat of scaling 5895 meters of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest peak of Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro is a world heritage site. Rahul is on a journey to triumph seven highest mountains of the world. He had scaled 7135 meters of Mount Nun, the highest peak of Himalayan range lying on the Indian side of the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir along with two partners on September 19 in 2018.
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Rahul Bairwa at Mount Kilimanjaro

According to Rahul Bairwa, he left India on February 5 and started climbing the Mount Kilimanjaro on February 8. Rahul reached the peak by 12:35 pm on February 11. He came back after hoisting Indian flag at the Kilimanjaro’s peak on February 12. “I climbed daily for seven to eight hours with 18 kg baggage on my back in the dense forests of Africa to reach at three middle camps prior to Kilimanjaro’s peak,” said Rahul Bairwa. After Bairwa reached the Kilimanjaro’s peak, he hoisted the Indian flag and sang the National anthem. Rahul survived minus 12-degree Celsius temperature during his journey. He stayed at three camps including Barranco camp, Karanga camp, and Uhuru Peak. Rahul said that mental strength and willpower play a key role in achieving goals like this.
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View from Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa with a height of 19341 feet/ 5895 meters. It is the world’s highest freestanding mountain and is among Africa’s largest volcanoes.

First published: February 26, 2019