This Indian cop has been on a record 211 mountaineering expeditions globally — and she is now setting off for the North Pole
In fact, Kumar, who was the first woman IPS officer to reach the South Pole, is now targeting an attempt to scale Mount Denali, North America, in July this year.
Traversing the snow path, Kumar unveiled her South Pole feat at the 13 January hoisting the national and Indo Tibetian Border Police (ITBP) flag. Since its inception, the ITBP is a Central Armed police force that ensures securing icy borders.
Here’s a peek into her journey:
Deputy Inspector General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Aparna Kumar, was the first woman Indian Police Service (IPS) officer to conquer the South Pole in January 2019.
She successfully reached the South Pole after walking for 111 miles on snow for with 35 kilogram equipment on her back. She also unfurled the Indian flag at the summit.
She will start her journey to the North pole on 4 April with 178.6 kilometer trek from Oslo in Norway, said an official release. She is also planning to do a third attempt to scale Mount Denali, North America, in July.
She has already scaled 6 peaks across 6 continents in the world, including Mount Everest and Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America.
She was the first woman IPS officer to scale the Mount Everest in May 2016 but that wasn’t her first time. Kumar, who is a graduate from National Law College in Bengaluru attempted an expedition to Mount Everest in April 2015 when an earthquake hit Nepal.
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