Aparna Kumar becomes 1st IPS Officer to complete 7 Summits Challenge

Aparna Kumar becomes 1st IPS Officer to complete 7 Summits Challenge

Versha Bhatt Comments 0 July 1, 2019

Aparna Kumar becomes 1st IPS Officer to complete 7 Summits Challenge

What is ‘Seven Summits’ Challenge?

This was the name given for climbing highest point in each of the 7 continents. 7 summit challenge was first completed in 1985 when Dick Bass, Texas oil tycoon reached the summit of Mt Everest

The Seven Summit includes the climbing on 7 highest points in each of the continents and these are:

  1. Carstensz Pyramid– 4884m; Location: Oceania (Australia – New Guinea)
  2. Kilimanjaro– 5892m; Location: Africa
  3. Elbrus– Height: Location: Russia
  4. Aconcagua– Height: 6962m; Location: South America
  5. Denali (or Mt McKinley)- Height: 6194m; Location: North America
  6. Vinson Massif– Height- 4892m; Location: Antarctica
  7. Mt. Everest– Height- 8848m; Location: Asia

Aparna Kumar submitted Mount Denali in Alaska, USA becoming the first civil servant to climb the rare mountain.

She also became 1st woman IPS DIG and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer to successfully complete South Pole expedition.

The IPS officer Aparna Kumar 2002 batch of UP completed her seventh peak in her ‘7 Summits’ challenge with Mount Denali, the highest peak of Northern America at 20,310 feet.

Aparna Kumar started her climb on 15 June and she had planned to finish her climb around 10 July but owing to clear weather conditions on the mountain, Aparna Kumar managed to finish her climb 10 day before.

The IPS Association congratulated the officer for her spirit and had made India a proud nation inspiring many people.

 

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