Arunima Sinha, the 1st Amputee Female to Climb Mount Everest & Vinson

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Arunima Sinha

Arunima Sinha was a national level Volleyball player, who was commuting by train, when few robbers threw her down the running train which caused her one leg to be amputated below the knee.

Arunima was a fighter by nature. Her small step to prevent a robbery lead her to loose her leg in her fight and snatching over the bag and her gold chain.

She said:

I resisted and they pushed me out of the train. I could not move. I remember seeing a train coming towards me. I tried getting up. By then, the train had run over my leg. I don’t remember anything after that.

She was then given the compensation one can get for such a incident, but the pain of the loss of a career along with the leg was uncompensable.

In a state of despair, she found inspiration from the cricketer Yuvraj Singh who successfully fought his battle against Cancer.

As she excelled in a basic mountaineering course during her college days, she now desired to upgrade her skills. This lead her to further get her training done for climbing the Mount Everest, now with a prosthetic leg. After climbing the Mount Everest Arunima Sinha’s next goal was to climb all the seven highest peaks in all seven continents. She covered six peaks, i.e in Asia, Europe, South America, Australia, Africa and North America by 2014.

On Jan 4, 2019, she climbed the seventh peak on Antarctica and became world’s first female amputee to climb Mount Vinson.

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