Mt. Everest Climb will Change Disability Perception

Hari Budha Magar, the first above the knee double amputee to scale Mount Everest, said that his ascent would raise awareness about disability.
Magar, 43, climbed the 8,848-metre (29,032-foot) Everest on artificial legs on Friday and is now taking rest at the base camp, said Pravat Adhikari of the Himalayan Ski Trek company that provided logistics for him.

“Gurkha veteran, Hari Budha Magar creates history … as the first ever double above-knee amputee to scale Mt Everest,” the Gurkha Brigade said in a twitter post.

Bigyan Koirala, an official with Nepal’s Department of Tourism, confirmed that Magar had climbed the mountain with five Sherpa guides and that his ascent is “a world record”.

Source: Khaleej Times