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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Arjun does it again - this time the fifth highest peak!

Arjun Vajpai has touched new heights by scaling Mount Makalu - the fifth-highest peak in the world. 
Arjun, a resident of Noida, who became one of the youngest climbers to achieve this feat, scaled the mount Makalu on Monday morning. 

Arjun's mother Priya Vajpai confirmed his accomplishment. The 22-year-old scaled the 8,481-metre high mountain in Nepal at about 11 am on Mondday. Priya Vajpai said that out of a total of 14 peaks in the world which are higher than 8,000 metres, Arjun has scaled four of them so far. 

22-year old Arjun started scaling Mount Makalu on May 20 and he reached the top after three days of climbing. 

This was his fourth attempt to scale Mount Makalu. In year 2013 and 2014, poor weather conditions prevented him from scaling the mountain. He again attempted to climb Mount Makalu in April 2015. 

However, when he was at the base camp, a strong earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal forcing Arjun to abandon his plans. 

Arjun is the third youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest. He achieved the feat at an age of 16 years, 11 months and 18 days. He also became the youngest to summit Mt. Manaslu on October 4, 2011. 

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