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  • Teen mountaineering prodigy Amgoth Tukaram to take a crack to Mount Everest

    Published on March 30, 2019

    Hyderabad : Teenage mountaineering prodigy Amgoth Tukaram, who unfurled the largest Indian flag at Mt. Kilimanjaro last year, is all set to take a crack at Mt Everest, that too from the most difficult and least preferred side i.e. the South Col route.

    Before embarking on the challenging expedition, the 19-year-old met Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda, Mahesh M Bhagwat. During his interaction, Mahesh Bhagwat said that Rachakonda Commissionerate was proud of him and extended best wishes to the young mountaineer on his expedition.

    Born in Thakkelpally tanda in Rangareddy district, Tukaram began his career in mountaineering by attending an adventure course in Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi. Since then, he continued to conquer great peaks across various continents. He scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa in July, 2018 and Mt. Stoke Kangri, the highest mountain in the Stoke range of Himalayas in July, 2017. Tukaram chose Telangana Formation Day in June, 2016 to conquer Mt. Rudugaira, located in the Rudu valley inside the Garhwal Himalayas.

    Tukaram emerged as the youngest person to complete three mountain expeditions and in 2016 also received the best in ‘Technique’ award from High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) in Jammu and Kashmir.

    Apart from unfurling the largest Indian flag at Mt Kilimanjaro, Amgoth Tukaram has also received Telangana State award for ‘Best Sportsperson of the Year’ in 2015 and 2018.