In a stellar show of indomitable spirit, zeal and grit, Arunima Sinha supported by Tata Steel Adventure Foundation successfully climbed the highest peak in the world today at 10.55 a.m with the tri-color flying high becoming the first woman in the world to conquer Mt. Everest in prosthetic legs.
The achievement aptly coincides with the 60th anniversary of the first climb of the zenith of the world when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed the peak on 29th May, 1953.
Arunima, an Ex-volleyball player at the National level lost both her legs in an accident. Trained under Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to achieve the feat and Chief, Tata Steel Adventure Foundation(TSAF), Arunima completed her expedition journey from Kathmandu to the top of the peak in 52 days. She followed Susen Mahato, another climber of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation who summited Mt. Everest on 19th May, 2013.
Speaking on the amazing feat, Sunil Bhaskaran, Deputy Vice- President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel said, “We at Tata Steel salute Arunima’s courage, grit, determination and dedication that have played major role in her very special achievement”. He further added, “Youth of the country will derive inspiration from the world-beaters like Arunima and Susen as they have etched their names in history for their extraordinary and brave achievements, inspite all odds.”