Malavath Purna (also called Malavath Poorna, Purna Malavath, or Poorna Malavath; born 10 June 2000) is an Indian mountaineer. On 25 May 2014, Poorna scaled the highest peak of Mount Everest and, aged 13 years and 11 months, became the youngest Indian and the youngest girl in the world to have reached the summit. The youngest person, male or female, to summit Mt. Everest is Jordan Romero, who reached the summit at age 13 years and 10 months.[1] She was accompanied by Sandhanapalli Anand Kumar from Khammam. She scaled Mt. Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia and in Europe on 27 July 2017. After reaching the summit of Elbrus, she unfurled a 50ft long Indian Tricolor singing the Indian National Anthem.[2]

Malavath Purna
Poorna Malavath and Anand Kumar, teenaged mountaineers who recently scaled Mt. Everest, calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on June 06, 2014. Their coach, Shri Shekhar Babu is also seen (1).jpg
Poorna Malavath and Anand Kumar, teenaged mountaineers who scaled Mt. Everest, calling on the PM Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on 6 June 2014. Their coach, Shekhar Babu is also seen.
Personal information
Born10 June 2000 (2000-06-10) (age 19)
Tadvai village, Sirkonda Mandal, Nizamabad, Telangana, India
EducationTelangana Social Welfare Residential School
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling
Climbing career
Known forYoungest girl in the world to scale Mount Everest
Major ascentsMount Everest in 2014
Mount Kilimanjaro in 2016
Mount Elbrus in 2017

A movie based on her life story was released in 2017 named Poorna: Courage Has No Limit directed by Rahul Bose.[3]

Early life and backgroundEdit

Poorna was born at Pakala village, Nizamabad district of Telangana state of India. She joined Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society for her education. Her talent was spotted by the secretary of the Society Dr. R. S. Praveen Kumar. She was shortlisted for Operation Everest along with Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar. In preparation for climbing Mount Everest she trekked to mountains of Ladakh and Darjeeling.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "13-year-old Malavath Purna becomes youngest woman to scale Everest". The Indian Express. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Poorna Malavath on top of Mt. Elbrus". 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Biopic on Malavath Poorna set to hit the silver screen". Telangana Today. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  4. ^ "CM K Chandrasekhar Rao announces reward for Poorna Malavath and Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar". Deccan Chronicle. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2016.

5. "Malavath Purna | The Youngest Girl To Climb Mount Everest" 25 April 2019

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