Female IPS officer becomes first civil servant to scale Antarctica’s highest peak

 

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Aparna Kumar, a 2002-batch IPS officer from Uttar Pradesh cadre, has become the first officer of the All India Services to have successfully scaled Antarctica’s highest peak Mount Vinson Massif.

Kumar climbed the 17,000-feet-high peak on January 17 and hoisted the Tricolour and the UP police flag there.

“She has brought laurels to the country as well as Uttar Pradesh,” chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said while congratulating Kumar on her success on Wednesday.

Kumar has now scaled five of the seven summits in the world that are considered the most challenging for mountaineers.

In August last year, Kumar had scaled Europe’s highest peak Mount Elbrus (18,510 feet) in Russia, following which she underwent a special training to prepare for the Antarctica expedition. Read More:

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