“Mountaineering is a unique kind of a sport wherein no one is watching you nor cheering for you. It is the journey that makes it so unique. The achievement is inexpressible when you’re actually at the top and immersed in nature, along with the glorious tricolor unfolded,” says Saachi Soni.
Since the age of 7, this fearless young woman has been in love with mountains. Saachi Soni is a student of Bachelors in Mass Media at IP College, University of Delhi. She recently went for the Reliance and Deuters sponsored Aussie 10 Peaks Mt. summit and became the Youngest Indian Person to expedite 75-80 KM in only 2.5 days! The celebration for this climb was done in quite a unique way. She went for Sky Diving from 17000 ft. in Sydney. She dedicates this achievement to the serene environment that supported her throughout her journey and also towards women empowerment. When asked for more details, she said that usually women are looked down upon in India for such a Herculean sport.
When asked what was the first thing she wanted as soon as she was back from the top, the answer was humorously simple – A hot shower! She even said in Australia people are sincerely concerned about their flora and fauna. This was one thing that she wished that should be present in India too.
The Deputy High Commissioner of India in Australia felicitated her immediately after her climb. Recently, the HRD minister, Ms. Smriti Irani, invited her and congratulated her on her remarkable achievement.
Already an accomplished climber of the daring Mt. Everest, Saaachi Soni is looking forward for the Winter Training Program at Sikkim. Lastly, she mentions that her principal, Dr. Babli Moitra Saraf and a professor from English Dept., Dr. Vineeta Sinha have always supported her to accomplish all her climbs.