Odia mountaineer Sidharth Routray scales highest peak in South America
Bhubaneswar: Odia mountaineer Sidharth Routray successfully climbed Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South American continent.
He scaled the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere reaching the height of 22,834 ft/6959 mts on January 13, 2022.
“Odiya Paika at the top of Mount Aconcagua, the highest point in South American continent 22834 ft/6959 mtr,” Sidharth wrote on his Facebook account after reaching the highest peak of the mountain.
Awarded as the first Ironman from Odisha in 2016, Sidharth is the son of Jatani MLA Suresh Kumar Routray. He had participated at one of the long-distance triathlon races consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile run, in California.
Currently, Sidharth lives in Sacramento, USA. He is the Managing Director at a California-based company.