Arunima Sinha

Mountaineer, Independent

Activity (Physical), Sports
Motivation, Woman Empowerment

Arunima Sinha


Padamshree Dr. Arunima Sinha is the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest. She is also the first female amputee to climb Mount Vinson. She was a national-level volleyball player who was pushed from a running train by some robbers in 2011 while she was resisting them. As a result, one of her legs had to be amputated below the knee. Her aim was to climb all the continents' highest peaks and put the national flag of India. She has gone on to be the first female amputee to climb the tallest mountains in Africa, Europe, Australia, and South America. Arunima is the brand ambassador of the Karnataka Government Sports and Adventure Department and of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (UP). She is currently setting up a sports academy named Shaheed Chandra Shekhar Azad Viklang Khel Academy and Prosthetic Limb Centre Society in Unnao.

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