Another peak scaled: India’s Arunima Sinha becomes first female amputee to climb the highest peak of Antarctica – Mt Vinson

Arunima Sinha etched her name in history when she became the first female amputee to climb the Mount Everest in 2013. Now she has proved her mettle yet again by climbing the highest peak of Antarctica, Mount Vinson.

Setting a first-of-its-kind record, Indian mountaineer Arunima Sinha became the first female amputee to climb Mount Vinson, the highest peak of Antarctica. She was also the world’s first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest in 2013.

Arunima took to Twitter to inform about her success. “The wait is over we are glad to share with you The World record World’s 1st woman amputee who climbed Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica) has become to the name of our country India. Thank’s to all for their blessings and pray Jai Hind,” she tweeted.

In a congratulatory tweet, PM Narendra Modi tweeted: “Excellent! Congratulations to Arunima Sinha for scaling new heights of success. She is the pride of India, who has distinguished herself through her hard work and perseverance. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours.”

It was in 2011, when Arunima, a national level volleyball player, had one of her legs amputated after she was pushed from a running train by dacoits she had resisted.

She said that she dreamt of becoming a mountaineer and she got motivated by reading articles on mountaineering while lying on her hospital bed.

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