Congratulations to G R Radhika, for scaling Mount Elbrus and becoming the first Indian woman to do so. Radhika Additional Superintendent of Police, Chittoor District scaled the highest mountain in Russia and in Europe and the tenth most prominent peak in the world, Mount Elbrus, on September 8.
She has been receiving accolades from all over the nation for being the first Indian woman to scale the 18,550 ft Mt. Elbrus, a dormant volcano in Caucasus region in Southern Russia. Interestingly, chose the hard way and achieved her target by scaling from the highly treacherous northern flanks. She is returning to India on Wednesday.
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This isn’t the first time Radhika has scaled a mountain. She had earlier opted the most epic route, scaling Mount Everest, in May 2016.
With that achievement, she became the first Indian woman police officer accomplishing the feat. In August 2016, she scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. In March this year, Radhika reached on top of Mount Kosciusko, the highest peak in Australia. She also has records of scaling nine other peaks in Australia.
Senior police officers, close to her, confirmed to The Hindu that the mountaineer does not have any plans to stop yet.
She has charted out a list of scaling four other peaks and complete the Seven Summits Challenge. Between 2013-15, Radhika scaled Mounts Golepkangri, Menthosa and Kun in India.
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Radhika cleared the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) in 2001, joined the service as a lecturer and later got selected as Deputy Superintendent of Police in 2007. She also chaired as Assault commander in Greyhounds, the elite anti-Naxal force.
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While speaking to The Hindu, Chittoor SP S.V. Rajasekhar Babu said, “She has made India and A.P. Police very proud,” adding that the district police can’t wait to celebrate a grand welcome in her honour, on her return to India.
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