Mount Denali in North America has a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level. Aparna Kumar, Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer, who became the first woman Indian Police Service (IPS) DIG and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer to successfully conquer the south pole, has now scaled the highest peak in North America, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) said.The IPS officer has also completed her 7th summit in the “7 Summits” challenge. She has, hence, become the first civil servant and IPS officer to achieve the feat.
“We congratulate Aparna Kumar, DIG Northern Frontier ITBP on summitting Mount Denali, the highest peak of North America (20,310 feet) and completing her seventh Summit in her mission ‘Seven Summits’ Challenge. She is the first civil servant and IPS officer to achieve this rare feat,” the ITBP tweeted from their official account.
Kudos IPS Aparna Kumar, DIG @ITBP_official on summitting Mount Denali, USA & completing her “Seventh Summit”. Unflinching spirit & unflappable mind of Aparna, has made India proud & have become an inspiration for millions of women across globe.
— IPS Association (@IPS_Association) June 30, 2019
Aparna is a 2002 batch UP Cadre IPS officer. She has been posted at the Northern Frontier Headquarters of ITBP in Dehradun. The ITBP has been credited with 211 successful mountaineering expeditions across the globe, making a record.