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Arunima Sinha became the First Indian Amputee to Scale Mt Everest

May 21, 2013 19:20 IST

Arunima SinhaArunima Sinha, became the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest on 21 may 2013.

25-year-old  Arunima Sinha is former national level volleyball player and had lost one of her legs after being thrown off a moving train of Padmawati Express for resisting a chain-snatching attempt by some criminals, when she was travelling from Lucknow to Delhi on 12 April 2011.

She scaled the 8848 metre-high summit of the world’s highest peak at 10.55 a.m. as IST on 21 May 2013.

About Arunima Sinha

• She was hospitalised with serious leg and pelvic injuries and in a proposition to save her life, doctors had to amputate her left leg below the knee.
• Arunima successfully scaled the 6622-metre-high Mount Chhamser Kangri of Ladakh  in year 2012 .
• Arunima started training at the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) camp in Uttarkashi last year under the guidance of Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to conquer Mt Everest.

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