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Teenager sets world record in mountain climbing

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Romanian Crina Coco Popescu, 16, set a world record for being the first woman to climb the highest mountain in Antarctica, Mount Sidley, at 4,285 metres, according to the World Records Academy.

Popescu is also the first woman climber in the world to complete the Seven Volcanoes circuit.

Through climbing Mount Sidley, Popescu is also the first woman ever to reach this volcano.

She thereby finished the circuit of the Volcanic Seven Summits, which are the highest volcanoes of the seven continents.

Popescu wrote on her blog that she plans to start a new expedition on 28 March, to reach the North Pole on skis, part of another record attempt - reaching the two poles on skis in the same year.

In 2010, Crina Coco Popescu became the youngest person in the world to have climbed Carstensz Pyramid mountain (4,884 metres) in Indonesia

Popescu climbed Carstensz Pyramid on 24 January, Montan Altitudine Sport Club announced then.

The world record was set during a five-week expedition in which Popescu participated together with her father Ovidiu Popescu.

The world record was previously held by American Samantha Larson, who reached the summit in 2007 at the age of 18.

The expedition organised by Montan Altitudine included three mountain peaks, Kosciuszko (2,228 metres), Giluwe (4,368 metres) and Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 metres).

Carstensz Pyramid is the highest mountain in Oceania and is considered to be the most- technically difficult of the Seven Summits.




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