• Anjali Sharma, a mountaineer from India, has made history by successfully scaling the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa while wearing a traditional Gaddi dress, or Luanchadi.
  • She is the first Indian woman to achieve this feat while wearing the Gaddi costume.
    • The Luanchadi, or Gaddi dress, is a traditional costume from the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

About Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano situated in Tanzania, in the eastern part of Africa.
  • It is the highest summit in the continent and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world, with its summit reaching an elevation of 5,895 meters above sea level.
  • The mountain is made up of three distinct volcanic cones, namely Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, with Kibo being the highest and most well-known of the three.


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