Indus flag reaches the summit of Mt. Fiji


In what seemed like a test of mental and physical fitness, a group of nine students of Indus International Schools climbed the Mt Fuji (3,776 m), the highest peak of Japan. Mt. Fuji is the 7 largest peak in the world and is currently an active volcano (three separate volcanos in one). There is a very small window to trek Mt. Fuji; it starts at the beginning of July until the last week of August. Under the able guidance of Captain Mohit Tomar (Leadership Trainer, Indus School of Leadership), grades 8, 9 and 10 students from Indus International Schools in Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore undertook this mountaineering expedition as part of their leadership training program, ‘Peak to Lead’, that is meant to train young minds to face all life’s challenges with grit and determination and overcome them despite hurdles. Out of the 9 students, the following 5 students summited the peak of Mt. Fuji:

S.No. Name of Student Grade School (Please mention
the full school name)
Altitude reached
1 Ishan Santosh Subhedar IX IISP Summit (3,776m)
2 Vighnesh Sundar Kannan X IISH Summit (3,776m)
3 Arvind Sundar Kannan VIII IISH Summit (3,776m)
4 Umang Singhania IX IISH Summit (3,776m)
5 Aditya Itha VIII IISH 3,600m
6 Arya Sanket Dharod VIII IISH Station 9 (3,460m)
7 Rushil Rajesh Pandya X IISH Station 9 (3,460m)
8 Cesar Afonso Huret VIII IISB Summit (3,776m)
9 Shahe Azeem Mustafa IX IISB Station 7 (3,010m)


After the success of this mountaineering plan, Indus School of Leadership foresees its students climbing Mt Everest in 2020.

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