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.

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