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ITBP DIG Aparna Kumar climbs Mount Denali successfully
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ITBP DIG Aparna Kumar climbs Mount Denali successfully

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New Delhi, Jul 01: Indo-Tibetan Border Police DIG Aparna Kumar successfully climbed Mount Denali in North America, an official release said here on Sunday.

She got her success in her third attempt, the ITBP officials said.

By this spectacular achievement, She completed her target of’ Mission Denali and Seven Summits’ and also becomes “First Civil Servant and IPS officer” from India to achieve this spectacular and rare feat.

Ms Kumar, a 2002 batch IPS officer from UP cadre is currently posted as DIG, ITBP Northern Frontier at Dehradun.

“She left India for the mission Denali on June 15 and was expected to reach the Summit around July 10, but fair weather, her tenacity, unflinching spirit and unflappable mind, she made her reach the target much before her schedule”, the ITBP spokesperson Vivek Pandey told UNI .

She kept marching in temperatures of minus 40 degrees and high speed icy winds blowing up to 250 kmph, with minimum rest to increase her probability of reaching the summit, and not to be caught in infamous, unpredictable bad weather of Denali, he added.

She unfurled the National National tricolour and the Flag of ITBP at the Summit with Pride and gusto.

Her next target shall be to reach North Pole in Summer of 2020 and complete the ‘Explorer's Grand Slam"( Seven Summits plus North and South Pole), which has been achieved by a handful of people across the globe, the ITBP officials said. (UNI)