Former national-level volleyball player Arunima Sinha, who lost her right leg in 2011 where she was thrown off a moving train resisting a robbery attempt, made history today by becoming India’s first amputee to scale the Mount Everest today morning at 10:55 am. Her resolution of climbing world’s highest peak at 8,848 meters above sea level took shape while she was being treated in AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) for four months.

Arunima Sinha first indian amputee to scale mount everest

She took her first steps towards this resolution on 1st April with Susan Mahto, with whom she successfully scaled Ladakh’s Mount Chhamser Kangri in 2012. Both women have been trained by the first Indian woman scaling the Mt Everest, Bachendri Pal, who’s now also the chief of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation.