Arunima – First Indian Amputee to conquer Mt Everest
Uttar Pradesh’s Arunima Sinha created history by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest, world’s highest peak. She climbed the 8,848 metre-high peak on one leg on Tuesday. With the record, she proved that disability is not a hurdle to achieve success.
Arunima, former national-level volleyball player, had lost one of her legs after being thrown off a moving train two years ago. However, she did not lose her courage and created her fate by conquering the highest peak.
Arunima is the resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh. She was thrown out off the general compartment of Padmavati Express for resisting a chain snatching attempt while travelling from Lucknow to Delhi on April 12, 2011. She was seriously injured and lost one of her legs.
Last year, she had successfully scaled the 6,622-metre-high Mount Chhamser Kangri of Ladakh. However, her goal was to climb Mount Everest.