Hyderabad: Joint Commissioner of Hyderabad Police Tarun Joshi achieved a remarkable performance in mountaineering as the IPS officer scaled Vinson massif in Antarctica. Joshi reached the top of 4,897-meter Vinson Massif at IST 8:30 am on January 16, 2020.

Vinson is a large mountain Massif which is 21km long and 13km wide and is the highest peak in Antarctica.

Passionate about mountaineering, Joshi scaled two snow-covered mountains within four months. Last August 2019, Joshi scaled 4,884-meter mountain in Papua island, Indonesia. With this, Joshi has become the second Indian to scale the snow-covered mountain.

“We thought of reaching the peak of the mountain within 12 hours after reaching the base camp. The temperature was minus 35 degrees. Despite the cold and minus temperature, we could reach the Vinson Massif top within 11.40 hours only,” said Joshi, joint director, Telangana Police.

Joshi has held positions such as joint Commissioner of Rachakonda Commissionerate, DCP of Hyderabad Police Commissionerate, Adilabad SP and DSP for LB Nagar.

Six years ago, when students from united AP stranded in floods occurred in Uttarakhand, Tarun Joshi led a rescue team and saved several Telugu tourists.

Similarly, he led another rescue operation in saving Telugu tourists in Badrinath floods also.

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