G.R. Radhika, the lady police officer in Adilabad district of Telangana, has become the first Indian woman to conquer the 7,077 m high Kun mountain, the twin of Nun, located in the Zanskar range of Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir.The Additional Superintendent of Police performed the feat on September 7 after 10 days of tedious climbing. The Indian Mountaineering Foundation subsequently declared her to be holding the record for an Indian woman. Radhika reveals that she is a risk taker and has always been like a boy rather than a woman. She said that she is very much an adventure seeker and likes to accept challenges due to which she quit her job as an English language lecturer and joined the police academy.
One of her friends suggested she get trained in mountain climbing after she successfully completed the difficult pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar.It was in 2012 that this mother of two belonging to the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh — Anantapur, her birth place, and Kadapa, where she grew up — got to know about mountaineering as a sport.
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