Jaipur: Fathers are very protective by nature. They never want to believe that we are all grown up and can take care of ourselves. Jump from a bad in front of their eyes and they would yell, ‘Stoooop! You will hurt yourself’.
But this father-son duo from Jaipur is different.
Sixteen-year-old Aditya Bhardwaj, class XII student of St Xavier’s in Jaipur is taking his dad, Neeraj Bhardwaj, on the most dangerous expeditions of their lives on this Father’s Day.
The duo is all set to climb the highest stand-alone mountain in the world, the Mt. Kilimanjaro near Tanzania in Africa. They plan to hoist the Indian flag and St. Xavier’s flag on the peak. Yes, you guessed it right! Neeraj is also an alumnus of St. Xavier’s School.
This is perhaps the first ever attempt by a father-son duo from Jaipur to climb the peak. They have already reached Tanzania where the base camp, Moshi, is located.
The mountain peak is 5,895 meters above the sea level. Neeraj Bhardwaj and Aditya Bhardwaj will attempt to finish the trek in 7 days, which will begin on June 19.
“We will celebrate the Father’s Day. It is going to be my gift for him,” Aditya said.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the most desirable trek among trekking enthusiasts across the globe. The weather is sub zero and the harsh winds blowing make it all the more difficult for trekking.
Neeraj Bhardwaj said, “We are nervous, but at the time very excited. The 10-15% of the final stretch will be technical climbing while rest will be normal trekking,” Neeraj said.
Neeraj informed that the first day they will stay at the base camp to acclimatize themselves.
Neeraj Bhardwaj is a businessman and his son Aditya Bhardwaj is currently in class 12 at St. Xavier’s School in Jaipur. They are carrying the national flag as well as the school flag to hoist on the peak.
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