updated: November 30, 2022 2:16 p.m IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 30 (ANI/GPRC): Multiple world record holder and 55-year-old SV Ramana of Chennai once again made it to the Noble Book of World Records after speed trekking up Phulchowki hill in record time. Standing at a height of over 2,700 meters (8,931 feet), Phulchowki is considered the highest hill surrounding the Kathmandu Valley. SV Ramana successfully completed the feat in a record time of 2 hours 32 minutes!
SV Ramana completed the trek as part of the veteran category led by Simbir Ghale, Managing Director of Himalaya View Treks Pvt Ltd. The event took place on November 18 and was welcomed by the official members of the Noble Book of World Records. . The official representative and the judge from the organization recognized this feat and presented a certificate of achievement to SV Ramana.
Speaking about his latest record, SV Ramana stated, “There is no better feeling in the world to set another record in what I love the most – adventure sports. This latest record is very special to me as it serves as a reminder that yes i never stop doing what i was born to do, with every record i set i hope to inspire young children around the world that age is just a number and not something that should define what you can and can’t do to do.”
SV Raman’s love for adventure sports has already inspired many for various ventures and challenges. One such example would be his own son – R.Rudreshwar, who recently set a record for crossing a 103 m (337 ft) tank without protection in a record time of 7 minutes and 2 seconds, at the age of just 12! One of the many ventures undertaken by the young lad. While growing up, Rudreshwar went trekking and mountain climbing with his father, which sparked his love for adventure sports. His interest, enthusiasm and passion for sports both parents encouraged him to delve into sports.
SV Ramana is the Joint Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Mountain Association and an officer at Punjab National Bank, Maraimalai Nagar Branch. He is also a frequent mountaineer with very impressive achievements. He holds a PhD in Mountaineering from the International University of Jamaica; holds the UNICO world record for abseiling a 155ft rock on Mount Malapattu in Tamil Nadu – blindfolded; holds the Noble world record for speed trekking at 18880 ft in Ladakh; and also descended 400 ft at Katika Falls, Araku, Andhra Pradesh in veteran category as a record setter.
When asked about his dream achievement, he stated that one day he would like to climb to the top of Mount Everest. But as to what his next path might be, what he had to say may offer a clue. He followed the words often attributed to CS Lewis: “You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.”
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