Jamshedpur: National-level volleyball player Arunima Sinha, who lost her leg after she was thrown out off a moving train in Barielly in April last, aims to conquer the world's highest peak Mt Everest and is preparing herself to undergo basic training from March.

Arunima who is also known as Sonu, who was in the steel city on Saturday alongwith her brother Om Prakash, had discussion with the first woman to climb Mt Everest, Bachendri Pal, who has agreed to provide her the required training to achieve the goal.

The mission is, no doubt, difficult but certainly not impossible given Sonu's confidence level, Pal said soon after meeting Sonu at JRD Tata Sports Complex.

"We had over an hour meeting with Madam Pal, the chief of Tata Steel Adventure Sports Foundation, and it was really encouraging," Sonu said.

"I have lost my left leg in the incident but my confidence level is still high. I am confident that I can conquer Mt Everest and I am preparing myself to fulfill my dream," she said.

"I am not stepping into the adventurous sports for money or publicity but to send a message to the world that disability was not at all a hindrance in the path of success if you have dedication and prepared to work hard," Sonu said.

Sonu lost her left leg after she underwent a surgery at the Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow. She had her leg further amputated to prevent the spread of infection after she was thrown out off a moving train on the night of April 12 last.

(Agencies)