Samanya Pothuraju successfully climbed Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia.

The 8-year-old boy achieved the feat with a team of 5 including his mother and sister on December 12.

The team donned Telegana handlooms while climbing mountain to promote handloom weavers.

“For every summit, our team members plan a cause. According to us, we should go to the mountains with a cause and not without it. This time, we planned to support the handloom weavers,” Pothuraju’s mother said.

Earlier, the Hyderabad boy had scaled Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.

At a height of 5,895 meters above the sea level, Pothuraju had unfurled the Tricolor on April 2.

So far, 8-year-old Pothuraju has climbed four mountains.

Revealing his future plans, Pothuraju told, “Now, I am gearing up for Mount Fuji in Japan. I want to become an Air Force officer when I grow up.”

-Harleen Sandhu