Arunima Sinha becomes world’s first woman amputee to scale Mount Vinson | HimExam.Net

Arunima Sinha, the Indian mountaineer who became the world’s first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest in 2013, has now become the first woman amputee to climb Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica).

Arunima Sinha

Mount Vinson is the highest peak in Antarctica, at 4,892 meters (16,050 ft). It lies in the north part of Vinson Massif's summit plateau in the south portion of the main ridge of the Sentinel Range about 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) north of Hollister Peak.It was first climbed in 1966 by an American team led by Nicholas Clinch.

Arunima Sinha (born 20 July 1988) is born in a small town name-Ambedkar Nagar near Lucknow. Her father worked as an engineer in army and mother as health department supervisor. She lost her father at the age of 3. She was a national volleyball player. She is the first female amputee to scale Mount Everest and Mount Vinson. She was a national level volleyball player. ho 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.

Chain snatchers victimized Arunima Sinha : Arunima Sinha got a call letter from Delhi. While returning, she was traveling on the train. A group of chain snatchers attacked her in the train. When she refused to give the gold chain, that group attacked her and thrown her out of the train. This incident happened in the evening. She was helpless on the railway track until the next day morning with multiple fractures and a broken leg. The doctor in the hospital donated his blood and did the treatment to her. After this accident, Arunima Sinha lost her left leg and was attached a rod to right leg because of multiple fractures in her right leg.

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 4 Jan 2019.

Arunima Sinha is a true example of the youth showing her willpower to achieve the goal to prove herself to this world. She received the fourth highest civilian award “The Padma Shri” from The President in 2015.

Arunima Sinha

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