Aparna Kumar created history by becoming the first civil servant and IPS officer to achieve the 7 Summits challenge

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Aparna Kumar created history by becoming the first civil servant and IPS officer to achieve the 7 Summits challenge
01 July 2019 Current Affairs:

Aparna Kumar created history by becoming the first civil servant and IPS officer to achieve the incredible and rare feat of completing ‘7 Summits’ challenge'.  Kumar hoisted India's tricolour on Mount Denali in Alaska, USA. Mount Denali is the highest peak of North America standing at 20,310 ft. She scaled the summit in her third attempt.

Aparna Kumar:
Aparna Kumar is an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Dehra Dun Frontier DIG. She is also the first woman IPS officer to reach the South Pole on January 13 after walking 111 kilometres with 35 kilograms of equipment on her back.
In 2016, she became the first officer of the All India Services to successfully scale Antarctica’s highest peak Mount Vinson Massif followed by Mount Manaslu in Nepal in 2017.

Mount Denali:
Mount Denali is considered the third most prominent and third most isolated peak on Earth, after Mount Everest and Aconcagua. Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Southern and Western Hemispheres. It is also the tallest peak outside of Asia.

Seven Summits:
The seven listed summits in the challenge are:
1) Mount Everest in Nepal/China
2) Aconcagua in Argentina
3) Denali in the US
4) Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
5) Mount Elbrus in Russia
6) Mount Vinson in Antarctica
7) Puncak Jaya and Mount Kosciuszko in Australia

Other Mountaineers in Summit Challenge:
Canadian mountaineer Patrick Morrow was the first man to climb the Seven Summits in 1986. 
Indian Army officer Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal is the first Indian to summit the seven highest peaks spread across the seven continents. He is a recipient of India's highest adventure award, Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award Jamwal is also the first officer from the Indian Army to achieve this feat.

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