Arunima Sinha an amputee mountaineer scales Mount Aconcagua in Argentina [ Current Affairs ]


Mount Aconcagua in Argentina has been successfully scaled by India’s star amputee mountaineer Arunima Sinha as part of her Mission 7 Summits. With this she has claimed her 5th successful summit of the Mission 7 Summits that she had climbed on December 25, 2016 after starting on December 12, 2015.

  • And with this she become First Female amputee to climb 5 Mountains of the World and created World record.
  • Outside Asia Mt. Aconcagua (6, 960.8 meters) is the highest mountain and it is also known as second Everest.
  • It is the uppermost point in both Western Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere.

About Arunima Sinha

  • She born in 1988.
  • She made the world record by becoming first female amputee mountaineer to climb the Mount Everest (8, 848 meters) in 2013.
  • Arunima was pushed out of a running train by robbers and in this accident she lost her left lag in 2011.
  • She was a national-level volleyball player but due to this accident her sporting career was spoil.
  • She was awarded the Padmashree for her achievement.
  • And her life story is Born Again on the Mountain.

- Published on: January 8, 2016