A four-year-old girl conquered Everest, setting a world record: she climbed without any help. Photo
ight-year-old Zara from the Czech Republic has climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest. The girl climbed to the top of 5,300 meters above sea level without any assistance. At the time, she was 4 years and 5 months old.
The climb took place on January 7 this year and made Zara a world record holder - she became the youngest person to conquer this peak. Her brother shared the photos of the little climber from the hike on his Instagram.
Zara conquered Everest with her father and older brother. Together they reached the base camp on the mountain, the so-called EBC. The total length of the family expedition to the base camp and back was about 270 kilometers.
Zara's brother wrote on his page: "The conditions and weather are wintry, with temperatures well below freezing. At the base camp on January 1, the temperature was -20 to -25 degrees Celsius. As part of the event, Zara climbed several 5000-meter peaks. There were no problems during the trip, the acclimatization was much higher than average, and little Zara, thanks to her very good physical shape, even outpaced hundreds of other trekkers, who, moreover, overwhelmingly started the climb from the airport in Lukla. It is worth emphasizing that the conditions in the hostels, the so-called lodges, are very limited, there is no heating, and sometimes the temperature in the bedrooms was even below -10 °C."
A logical question immediately arises about the physical fitness and endurance of a four-year-old girl. It turned out that Zara grew up in difficult conditions in rural Malaysia, so literally from the time she was in diapers she covered a lot of kilometers in the jungle. Every day she had to walk 5-10 kilometers with a total elevation gain of 300-600 meters, and in 2023 she walked more than 2,200 kilometers in the jungle.
In addition, the girl is very hardened. She never bathes in warm water, so she was more than ready for the cold test.
Zara also runs every day in unique extreme conditions, which allowed her to reach the heights of the base camp with an optimal level of oxygen saturation in the blood - at least 90%.
Before that, the youngest person to reach Everest Base Camp was a five-year-old Indian.