For that adrenaline rush
Chrys Kattirisetti pursued her Bachelor\'s from Osmania University. She learned Bharatanatyam and classical music when she was a child. “At very young age, my grandmother made me join Bharatanatyam and classical music classes.
Meet the Hyderabad-based engineer, Chrys Kattirisetti who recently climbed the Mount Fuji, Japan
Chrys Kattirisetti pursued her Bachelor's from Osmania University. She learned Bharatanatyam and classical music when she was a child. “At very young age, my grandmother made me join Bharatanatyam and classical music classes.
As a child, I was never interested in learning classical dance or music. And I joined karate classes with my other cousins. I learnt karate for three years and earned a green belt,” she shared.
Sharing about why she took the arduous trek to scale Mount Fuji, Japan, Chrys Kattirisetti said “Scaling Mount Fuji is quite challenging and interesting because it's a volcano and has a very different climbing terrain. When we reached the peak, we could see a carpet of clouds below us.
It was difficult to descent from Mount Fuji because it was slippery and it was very hard on the knees and toes. In fact, my toes turned blue and I couldn’t walk for a week after completing the trek. We took almost 10-11 hours during the ascent. We only had one break for dinner and one for acclimatisation.”
Chrys is a three times half marathon finisher, apart from that she did dozens of 5-10k runs. She also won the fastest woman runner trophy in Puma Urban Stampede and won two Golds at Puma Urban Stampede relay.
She completed 100km and 65 km cycling events. Trekked to Everest Base Camp. She had been to 18 countries and seven national parks in India.
Sharing about her tryst with running she said, “I was not a trained runner when I started. I casually used to take part in the marathons and used to complete them with a lot of difficulties.
When I relocated to Australia, I took part several running events and there I saw many older people running effortlessly. So I got inspired by these people and started training.”
Chrys stated that when she thought of going to the base camp of Mount Everest she had two things in her mind – first was her fear of heights and second was her ability to survive the rigours of the trek. “I think these experiences make me mentally strong.”
“When we did the Everest base camp trek we were three men and one woman. For Fuji, it was three women and one man. I don’t think male or female matters. The main thing is people should be interested and motivated to do it,” she said.
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