Who is Rihanna Sambyal, the 6-yr old Mountaineer? All About Her Mt. Fuji Expedition

Rihanna Sambyal, a 6-year-old girl from Delhi, climbed Mount Fuji, the highest peak in Japan. She conquered this miraculous promotion along with her father Praguna Sambyal on July 2. The father-daughter duo completed the 14km loop hike on the Yoshida Trail in an exceptional 9.5 hours. This non-stop walk called “bullet trekking” refers to going up and down in the same day without resting in any mountain refuge.

Who is Rihanna Sambyal?

Rihanna was born on April 10, 2017 to Praguna Sambyal and Samita Sambyal. She studies first class at Mother’s Global School, Preet Vihar. Since she was little, Rihanna was fascinated by natural landscapes such as beaches and mountains, particularly volcanoes. She used to watch videos of volcanoes and how they erupt during her early years, which interests her a lot.

Who is Rihanna?Rihanna loves to dance and draw.

The young woman was inspired by her father for the expedition to Mount Fuji. Her father, Praguna Sambyal, an avid hobby trekker, firmly believes that for any such unusual activity, mental strength and physical stamina go hand in hand. Rihanna did not do any formal training except to stay physically active during her summer vacation, and her mother, Samita Sambyal, made sure to walk and run 5 to 6 kilometers regularly.

All about the trek to Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and the second highest volcano located on an island in Asia. It is considered one of the popular recreational destinations for hiking, camping, and relaxing. Rihanna began her ascent at 7:30 a.m. from the fifth station on the Yoshida Subaru route in order to have enough time to reach the top and descend before dark. She took breaks when necessary and avoided overexertion and altitude sickness by ascending gradually, as parts of the Yoshida trail also involved a bit of bouldering.

Rihanna with her fatherRihanna and her father displayed the tricolor at the summit.

The trek is considered challenging due to Mount Fuji’s large elevation gain, rapidly changing extreme weather, steep inclines, and long switchbacks. At around 2:00 pm, while traversing Stations 6, 7, 8, Old 8 and 9, amid gusts of wind, the father-daughter duo passed through the white stone lions and arrived at the Mukaekusushi Shinto Shrine. With the sense of accomplishment of being on top of the mountain, they stayed on top for about an hour to enjoy the mystical surroundings of the volcano crater.

Rihanna enjoying Mount FujiRihanna enjoys the picturesque scenery from the top of Mount Fuji.

Rihanna video called her mother, Samita Sambyal, at her home in India to share her remarkable feat while enjoying her helping of chocolates. Her successful climb up her volcano at such a young age is the epitome of dreams coming true not only for her but for her family as well.

The young mountaineer Rihanna completed her walk in just 9.5 hours, well before the official estimated time for the ascent, that is, 6 hours and 10 minutes, and the descent in 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Here are some of the details of our conversations with Rihanna and her father:

Question: What inspired you to undertake this difficult task at such a young age?

Answer. Rihanna since she was little was attracted to the mountains and nature. In 2018, when she was 14 months old, her older brother, Pradyumna Singh Sambyal, climbed Mount Fuji with her father when she was in first class, reinforcing her belief that she too was a climber.

Ask. How does she feel about hiking?

Answer. Rihanna has been a fan of natural landscapes and as she travels since she was little, the high mountains/volcanoes and the beaches never ceased to amaze her. She believes in herself as a born climber and is excited to explore the highest volcano on each continent.

Ask. What are Rihanna’s future goals?

Answer. The first-rate student hopes to develop her hiking spirit to conquer Cotopaxi, Ecuador (5,897 m), followed by Ojos del Salado (6,900 m), the highest volcanic peak on Earth near the Argentine-Chilean border in the heart of the Andes Mountains in the coming years. Unfortunately, the age of eligibility for most mountaineering courses in India starts at 17 years or older.

The trail leading to Mount Fuji is made up of loose rocks and pebbles and could present a slip and fall hazard. Such a grueling route can test anyone, but the young climber’s passion remained unwavering. Indeed, this is a marvelous achievement considering his exemplary “never say die attitude”. And at such a tender age with no formal training in hiking or trekking over rocks, sand and gravel, Rihanna’s passion is an inspiration to many.

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