UP IPS Officer Aparna Kumar scales 12,000 feet high Mount Manaslu
Lucknow: Adding another feather to her cap, Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer Aparna Kumar reached base camp over 12000 feet above of Mount Manaslu, eighth highest peak of the world.
Owing to the bad weather forecast, she shall acclimatise for few days with hiking. After which, she will continue her journey to summit (27000 feet approx).
She is likely to try summit from October 5.
Aparna will be the first Indian woman to scale the eighth highest peak of the world.
On January 17, 2016, Aparna Kumar became the first woman officer of any All-India Services to scale 16,050 feet high Mount Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica.
It may be mentioned here that Aparna is a 2002 batch officer of Uttar Pradesh, posted as the DIG (Telecom) in Lucknow.