Dmitry Tertychnyy aims to be youngest Everest summiteer as part of his Seven Summits challenge
KATHMANDU: Dmitry Tertychnyy, a sixth-form student at Charterhouse School and Youth Ambassador of Global Action Nepal (GAN), is climbing the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest this season.
Mt. Everest is the last peak in the Seven Summits challenge he has set himself with his father and this challenge involves climbing the highest mountain on all seven continents, GAN stated in a press release today.
According to GAN, if successful, Dmitry will be the youngest European and the youngest Russian to complete the Seven Summits challenge, aged 17 years. He started climbing in 2012 at the age of 12.
He and his father have successfully climbed six of the Seven Summits: Aconcagua in South America (6961m), Denali in North America (6190m), Kilimanjaro in Africa (5895m), Elbrus in Europe (5642m), Vinson Massif in Antarctica (4892m) and Carstensz Pyramid in Australia (4884m).
Moreover, Dmitry would like to use the final climb of the Seven Summits challenge as an opportunity to raise fund for the deprived children’s education in rural Nepal, GAN said.
The Charterhouse School where he studies also have been involving in raising fund for the quality of education in Nepal. Dmitry will also be keeping a mountain blog on Instagram@mountaineersdream.