Tseram (Nepal), May 25 (CNMSPORTS) - The thunder of helicopter breaks early morning silence as mountaineer Arjun Vajpai lands in this eastern Nepal village after scaling Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak. Vajpai has become the youngest person in the world to have scaled six peaks above 8,000 metres.
The 24-year-old achieved the feat on May 20, after a gruelling climb that saw him battle the changing weather patterns and depletion of his oxygen supply near the summit. He did not feel scared during the arduous journey that posed risks of avalanches, falling rocks and crevasses. The feat has special significance for Vajpai as he rates the climb to 8,586-metre Kanchenjunga as "technically" the toughest of his high mountain ascents so far, including the Mount Everest.