Anjali Sharma has made her state and country proud by successfully scaling the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in South Africa while wearing a traditional Gaddi dress (Luanchadi). She is the first Indian woman to achieve this feat while wearing the Gaddi costume, and she aims to promote Gaddi culture on mountain peaks. Anjali had previously conquered a peak of 5289 meters at the age of 15 and also climbed Hanuman Tibba and Pahar Deo, both over 6001 meters in height. The Gaddi dress, or Luanchadi, is a traditional costume from the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
About the Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano located in Tanzania, East Africa. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world, with its summit reaching an elevation of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. Mount Kilimanjaro is a popular destination for hikers and climbers from around the world, attracting thousands of visitors each year. The mountain is made up of three distinct volcanic cones, namely Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. Kibo is the highest and most well-known of the three cones, and it is the one that climbers ascend in order to reach the summit. The mountain is known for its diverse ecosystems, including rainforest, heath, moorland, alpine desert, and glaciers. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a challenging and rewarding experience, requiring physical and mental stamina as well as careful planning and preparation.
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