Double Amputee Reaches Mt. Everest Summit

A double amputee has achieved mountaineering history by being able to make it to the summit of Mount Everest. 

Hari Budha Magar is a Gurkha soldier veteran who’d lost both his legs while serving in Afghanistan.

April 17th was the anniversary of when he’d suffered his injury, and the anniversary of that incident was when he decided to start his climb up the world’s tallest mountain.

Magar waited 18 days for the weather to clear while his jackets froze and saw two dead bodies being dragged down the mountain.

Aided by Nepalese climbers and a sturdy supply of artificial legs and climbing gear, Margar was able to complete the challenge, though weather conditions only allowed him to stay at the peak for a short time.

Magar is now the first ever above-the-knee double amputee to conquer Everest.

Source: The Guardian

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