Published: 19th December 2018
Donning Telangana handlooms, 8-year-old Hyd boy along with four women scale Australia's Mt Kosciuszko
Samanyu was already the youngest to climb 5,895 metre high Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and he also climbed two peaks out of the three highest peaks in each continent
AT Australia's highest mountain peak, Mount Kosciuszko, handloom garments from Pochampally, Gadwal, Siddipet, and Narayanpet drew the attention of mountaineers from across the world.
It is because the five mountaineers from the city, who scaled the 7,310 feet peak donned Telangana handlooms while climbing the mountain to promote handloom weavers in the State.
Led by Raji Tammineni of Boots and Cramptons, a group of four women and an 8-yr-old child scaled the mountain peak on December 8. "We support handloom and that is what we wanted to prove with the expedition," said an elated Tammineni who donned a Narayanpet handloom saree.
''A lot of people walked to us, inquiring about the material used and the reason behind wearing such clothes. Some even took selfies with us," said a jubilant M Lavanya, who wore Siddipet's famous Gollabhama saree to the expedition.
Braving rough weather, the eight-year-old M Samanyu, who is touted to be the youngest climber in the world, has added another feather in his cap by climbing Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia.
The boy, along with a team of five including his mother and sister climbed the peak.
"I felt nice to be on the mountain. I was okay with skin peeling off my nose and cheeks due to the heat. The attention I get after completing the expeditions is also nice though some, among my friends, feel jealous," Samanyu said. He wore an orange patterned kurta on the day of the expedition.
Samanyu was already the youngest to climb 5,895 metre high Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and he also climbed two peaks out of the three highest peaks in each continent.
Samanyu's sister M Hasitha, who wore a dress improvised from a Gadwal saree, was also part of the team.
Probably the one who has the story of Farhan Qureshi from the movie '3 Idiots', giving up a job to become a wildlife photographer, S Srujana, a computer science graduate is the one who shares such story.
"I didn't want to take up the job that I got from campus placements while I was in the fourth year of engineering. I have been on two mountain expeditions, already, and this is the third one," Srujana said who wore a Pochampally Ikkat saree. "My parents are supporting my expeditions and I wish to scale all the seven summits of the world," added a determined Srujana.