Kerala man conquers world's highest volcano

Shaikh Hassan Khan, a Kerala government employee, on the top of Ojos Del Salado, the world's highest volcano, located in Chile, South America. Photo: PTI

Pathanamthitta: Kerala government employee Shaikh Hassan Khan has now climbed Ojos del Salado, the world's highest volcano which is more than 22,600 feet high. Ojos del Salado is also the highest peak in Chile. This is the seventh-highest peak that has been scaled by the 36-year-old Khan from Pathanamthitta.

Shaikh Hassan Khan, son of Panthalam native MA Ali Ahammad Khan and J Shahida has been working as an assistant section officer at the finance department in Kerala secretariat.

Talking to PTI, Khan said that by summiting the world's highest volcano on Saturday, he wanted to spread the message of climate change in a different way.

"I wrote the slogan Climate Change is Real on my chest and showcased it at the top of Ojos del Salado," he said from Chile.

According to him, at 22,615 feet, Ojos del Salado is the world's highest volcano. 

He summited the highest peak of South America, Mount Aconcagua earlier this month. Prior to that, Khan scaled Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica, in December. Besides, he has climbed four other highest peaks -- Mount Everest (Asia), Mount Denali (North America), Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa), and Mount Elbrus (Europe).

(With PTI inputs)

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