Former Indian volleyball player Arunima Sinha made history recently
when she became the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest,
the world’s highest mountain. Sinha lost her leg after she was thrown
from a moving train in 2011, but despite making a full recovery
surgeons were forced to amputate her left leg below the knee. That
didn’t stop the 25-year-old from scaling the 8,846m high mountain
though, just under 60 years after Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund
Hilary became the first people to scale the world’s highest peak. “At
that time everyone was worried for me. I then realised I had to do
something in my life so that people stop looking at me with pity,” she
said after returning to sea level.
Arunima
Sinha scales
new heights
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