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Bow, everyone! Arunima Sinha is now world’s 1st woman amputee to scale Mt Vinson

PW Bureau

The feat also caught the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who congratulated her on Twitter and called her the ‘pride of India’ New Delhi: Indian mountaineer Arunima Sinha has added another plume to her hat. After becoming the world’s first woman amputee to have scaled the Mount Everest in 2013, she has now become the first woman to have climbed Mount Vinson, the highest mountain peak of Antarctica.
“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.”
The feat also caught the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who 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.” Sinha had informed the Twitterverse of her success on Thursday: “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.” A national-level volleyball player, Sinha had to get one of her legs amputated in 2011 after she was pushed from a running train by dacoits she had resisted. She had earlier said that she planned to scale six peaks in six continents. “My objective is to climb six peaks in six continents. I still feel pain in my body at times. I have a plate and a rod inserted.” A Padmashri awardee, Sinha has already climbed five peaks Mt Everest, Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Ebrus, Mt Kosciuszko and Mt Aconcagua.