Saurav Kittu Tank become the first Transgender to climb Virgin Peak in Spiti Valley

Mountaineer Saurav Kittu Tank, who belongs to the LGBTQ+ community, became the first transgender to climb 6,000-meter high Virgin Peak in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh. The temperature at the Peak was reported to be as low as -15 degrees as Saurav achieved this feat.

Kajal Mangalmukhi, founder of Mangalmukhi Transgender Welfare Association, Chandigarh has nursed Saurav ever since he was abandoned by his family. She told that she is extremely proud of this achievement and described him as a “special boy who always wanted to pursue something extraordinary”.

Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju met Saurav Kittu and congratulated him for the achievement.