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AP teen becomes youngest women to conquer Mt Everest

Posted on May 25 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, May 25 : Creating a new milestone, a tribal girl from Andhra Pradesh, who is just 13 years and 11 months of age, has become the youngest woman to conquer the highest peak in the world-Mount Everest.

Poorna is the daughter of farm labourers from Andhra Pradesh's Nizamabad district.

She studies in Class IX in a government-run social welfare hostel, reports said.

She was accompanied in her venture by Anand, another Class IX student.

Anand is said to have become the first Dalit to conquer the tallest peak.

"The teenagers, Poorna and Anand, symbolically carried photographs of BR Ambedkar and former IAS officer SR Sankaran, to the top of the world," NDTV reported.

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