Published On: Tue, Jan 20th, 2015

IPS officer Aparna Kumar scales South America’s highest mountain peak

Lucknow: Aparna Kumar has become the first lady IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh to have successfully scaled the highest mountain peak of South America ‘Mount Aconcagua’.

IPS officer Aparna Kumar have successfully scaled the highest mountain peak of South America 'Mount Aconcagua'.

IPS officer Aparna Kumar have successfully scaled the highest mountain peak of South America ‘Mount Aconcagua’.

Aparna, who had earlier scaled the highest peak in Indonesia ‘Carstensz’, achieved this feet on January 15, IG (Law and Order) A Satish Ganesh said today.

Mount Aconcagua at the height of 23,000 feet is considered the most difficult to scale, he said, adding that Kumar unfurled the Indian and UP Police flag on the peak.

“She is the first lady IPS officer of the state to have achieved this feet,” the IG said.

Kumar has also successfully scaled Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, he said, adding that Aparna’s achievements will encourage people, especially girls, to take up adventure sports.

Inputs with PTI

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