Nepali Hari Budha Magar has become the first person in the world to conquer Everest with his legs amputated above the knee. According to NTD, the man says he has suffered a lot due to his disability. After conquering Everest, he wants to inspire people to never lose heart.
The legless veteran climbed the highest peak on Earth and became a record holder. Nepali Hari Budha Magar is the first person in the world with legs amputated above the knee to conquer Everest.
HARI BUDHA MAGAR, record-breaking climber: After completing the ascent of Everest, I said: “Yes, we did it!” And I hugged my guides and cried like a baby because I was happy.
A 43-year-old Nepali climbed Everest on prostheses. He was accompanied by five Sherpas. The world record was confirmed by the Nepal Department of Tourism.
Magar was born in the foothills of the Himalayas in western Nepal. In ’99, he enlisted in the British Army. In 2010, he lost his legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
The man says he has suffered a lot because of his disability. After conquering Everest, he wants to inspire people to never lose heart.
HARI BUDHA MAGAR: I just focus on what I like and what needs to be done. That’s all. Step by step we can climb Everest.
In 2017, a Nepali climbed another peak in the Himalayas. Its altitude is over 6,400 metres.