The Youngest Woman To Scale Europe’s Highest Mountain Peak is an Indian

The Youngest Woman To Scale Europe’s Highest Mountain Peak

Akriti Heer, resident of a small village of Suliali located in Himachal Pradesh, scaled the highest mountain peak Mount Elbrus on July 24, 2014. She was only 20 yrs old when she climbed the mountain peak, and became the youngest Indian woman to do so.

“Mountaineering has always been my dream. I now want to climb all seven summits of the world, and I am ready for the challenge no matter what it takes,” she says.

The Youngest Woman To Scale Europe’s Highest Mountain Peak

Akriti comes from a middle-class family, and her parents didn’t have enough money to support her passion. Her father took a loan of ₹3 lakh to fund her expedition. In February 2016, her name appeared in Limca Book of Records, and for her, there was no stopping from there.

The first time Akriti felt her passion for mountaineering surging up was when she climbed the 16,000 feet high base camp of Kedar Dome mountain peak at the age of 18. Her next achievement was scaling Mount Elbrus which is Europe’s highest mountain peak, and is as tall as 18,510 feet.

The Youngest Woman To Scale Europe’s Highest Mountain Peak



Akriti has also done her Bachelor of Computer Application course from Guru Nanak Dev University. She was the topper in her college and was awarded with the Best Cadet award in the Punjab battalion.
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