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Saanvi Sita Mylavarapu - Her Quest for Adventure & Conservation, From Half Dome to Everest Base Camp


Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

Join us for an inspiring conversation with Saanvi Sita Mylavarapu, a seasoned hiker, backpacker, rock climber, and youth advocate for the great outdoors. Since the age of six, Saanvi has been exploring the stunning landscapes of the United States, and has completed some of the most challenging hikes in the country, including Kala Pathar, Half Dome, and Mt. Whitney. She recently accomplished the feat of reaching the Everest Base Camp, and is now gearing up for a 120-mile trek across the Tour du Mont Blanc in Europe this summer.

Saanvi has hiked over 800 miles and has visited more than 25 National Parks, making her a true champion of nature conservation. Her passion for the environment has been recognized by national media outlets, who have featured her on the front page of newspapers and in articles in major magazines.

As a National Park Trust Ambassador, Saanvi has been supported by the National Park Service, renowned conservationists, mountaineers, and wildlife photographers. She is also the founder of 'Young Roots', an environmental and ecology club at Frisco ISD, and runs 'Nature Worthy', a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness of the benefits of connecting with nature.

Join us as Saanvi shares her insights on the transformative power of nature, and her vision for a more sustainable future.

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Show notes

  • Who is Saanvi

  • Moving from Dallas to Texas

  • Planing to complete the Tour du Mont Blanc trek in Europe

  • Turning sixteen

  • Reflecting on her childhood and growing up

  • Her first road trip at 6 years old and visiting the National Parks

  • Her love for hiking and spending time outdoors

  • Enjoying the peace and quiet

  • Feeling under pressure at school

  • Being self motivated and driven

  • Being a National Park Student Trust Ambassador

  • Climbing Mt. Whitney and why it was so strenuous

  • Breaking through mental barriers

  • Feeling mental drained and how to change her state

  • Getting into rock climbing and what she enjoys

  • Hiking and climbing Half Dome and why it was so tough

  • Being inspired by her mum

  • Hiking to Everest Base Camp in Nepal

  • Wanting to climb the mountains in the future

  • Dealing with cold hands and feet

  • Using the phrase “you can do this”

  • Future dreams and ambitions

  • Preparing to hike Tour du Mont Blanc

  • Doing high altitude running

  • The Saanvi Speaker Series

  • The importance of spending time in nature

  • Founder of 'Young Roots', an environmental and ecology club

  • Her views on carbon footprints and climate change

  • The power of making little changes in their life

  • Being inspired by Emily Harrington

  • How to connect with Saanvi

  • Final words of advice

 

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