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At 23, Arjun Vajpai scales world's sixth highest mountain

Updated: Oct 05, 2016 22:58 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 5 (ANI): Professional Indian mountaineer Arjun Vajpai, who had suffered a paralytic attack during his first attempt in 2011 to climb mountain Cho Oyu, on Wednesday finally scaled the world's sixth highest mountain.

The 23-year-old reached the summit before dawn along with his sherpas and another expedition member after leaving from Camp 3 post midnight.

With the Cho Oyu summit, Arjun has climbed five of the 14 highest mountains in the world that tower over 8000 metres. He also holds world records as the youngest summiteer on Mount Lhotse, Mount Manaslu and Mount Makalu.

Arjun unfurled the Indian tri-colour on the little bump that marks the Cho Oyu summit after a seven hour, all-night climb through rocky steps, mixed snow and a long traverse to the top. (ANI)