UP woman police officer conquers Antarctica's highest peak

Lucknow: An IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre has successfully climbed the Mount Vinson Massif, the highest peak in the Antarctic sub-continent, an official said on Wednesday. Aparna Kumar climbed the 17,000-feet-high peak of the Mount Vinson Massif on January 17. Along with the Indian tri-colour, Kumar also hoisted the Uttar Pradesh Police flag on the mountain peak. She is the first woman officer of any All-India Services to have done so. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has congratulated her for the feat.