Arunima Sinha – First Female Amputee to climb Mount EverestJuly 31, 2018
Arunima Sinha (was born in 1988) is the first Female amputee to climb Mount Everest.
She was a national level volleyball player who 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.
Her aim was to climb all the continents’ highest peaks and hoist the national flag of India. She has already done six peaks: Everest in Asia, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Kosciuszko in Australia, Aconcagua in Argentina and Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) in Indonesia.
Sinha’s guides were concerned about her slow pace until the team reached an 28,707 foot junction that climbers pass through on their way to the top of the mountain, Ang Tshering Sherpa said.
Two years ago, the former national-level volleyball player was shoved from a moving train by thieves when she reportedly attempted to fight them off as they tried to stealing her purse.
A passing train crushed her left leg, forcing doctors to amputate below the knee to save her life.
Hundreds of climbers have thronged the world’s highest peak during a window of good weather. May is considered the best time for climbing in the Nepalese Himalayas because of mild weather and some 300 people have reached the summit so far this year.
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