WORLD’S FIRST WOMEN AMPUTEE TO CLIMB HIGHEST PEAK IN ANTARCTICA
Arunima Sinha (born 20 July 1988) is the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest.
She was a national level volleyball player who was pushed from a running train by some robbers in 2011 while she was resisting them. As a result, one of her legs had to be amputated below the knee.
Her aim was to climb all the continents’ highest peaks and hoist the national flag of India. She has already done six peaks by 2014: Everest in Asia, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Kosciuszko in Australia, Aconcagua in Argentina and Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) in Indonesia.
She completed her final summit of Mount Vinson in Antarctica on Jan 4, 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media on Friday to congratulate amputee mountaineer Arunima Sinha for successfully climbing Mount Vinson, the highest mountain in Antarctica.
In 2015 Arunima was conferred the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour in India. In the same year she also received the Tenzing Norgay National adventure award.