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Mt. Aconcagua conquered by Amputee mountaineer Arunima Sinha

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After conquering Mount Everest, Amputee Mountaineer Arunima Sinha has added another feather to her cap by conquering Mount Aconcagua, Argentina.

  • She started her mission on the morning of December 12 and hoisted the Indian tricolour on December 25.
  • She has successfully completed the 5th summit of the Mission 7 Summits Mt. Everest (Asia), Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mt. Elbrus (Europe), Mt.Kosizko (Australia) and Mt. Aconcagua (Argentina).
  • Aconcagua (6,960.8 metres) is the highest mountain outside Asia and is also known as second Everest.

Mt. Aconcagua conquered by Amputee mountaineer Arunima SinhaAbout Arunima Sinha
1988 born story is not less than an inspiration. She was a national level volleyball player but in 2011 she was pushed from a running train by thieves while she was resisting them. As a result, one of her legs had to be amputated below the knee.

  • Arunima Sinha is the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest.
  • She is also the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest.
  • In 2015 she was awarded with Padma Shri.
  • She has written a book “Born again on the mountain” which was launched by PM Narendra Modi in December 2014.
  • She is now Brand ambassador of BVG India Limited.

Arnima Sinha is now dedicated towards social welfare and she wants to open a free sports academy for the poor and differently-abled persons. She is donating all the financial aids she is getting through awards and seminars for the same cause.

  • The academy would be named Pandit Chandra Shekhar Vikalang Khel Academy.