Kathmandu: After a successful ascent of world's highest peak Mount Everest, 18-year-old Noida boy Arjun Vajpayee on Tuesday achieved another feat by scaling 8,163 metre hight Mount Manaslu in western Nepal Himalayas.
Out on an odyssey to climb most of the 8,000 metres peaks in the world, Vajpayee probably became the world's youngest mountaineer to reach the top of the world's eighth highest peak, early this morning, Ang Tshering Sherpa, the Chairman of Asian Trekking Pvt. Ltd that organised the expedition said.
The Noida school boy had summited Mt. Everest (8,848 m) the highest peak in the world in May 2010, but lost the race to a 14-year-old American boy to be the youngest to step atop the summit.
But not to lose morale, Vajpayee has since also climbed Everest's neighbour 8,516m Mt. Lhotse. He has now achieved a record of being the youngest person to have climbed three 8,000 peaks.
An overjoyed Arjun called his home in Noida at 11 am on stepping foot on Manaslu peak. In his arduous ascent the teenager was accompanied by two Sherpa guides, Mingma Sherpa and Nima Tshering Sherpa.
He has now returned to camp III after the successful summit. He was planning to spend the night at camp three and return to the base camp the next day, according to his family sources.
Arjun has completed his 12th grade from Ryan International College and he is currently pursuing his Bachelor Degree studies at IILM College, Delhi with Marketing as specialisation.
Arjun was part of International Manasli Expedition organised by the Asian Trekking