A man with amputated legs climbs Mount Everest – level 1

29-05-2023 07:00

Hari Budha Magar is a veteran soldier from Nepal. He loses both his legs in a bomb attack in Afghanistan. Last week, he reaches the top of Mount Everest.

Budha Magar starts climbing on April 17. It is exactly 13 years after doctors remove both his legs. The weather is freezing. Budha Magar and his team are waiting for clear skies at the base camp for 18 days. But they don’t give up. Their equipment freezes. They don’t have very much oxygen. They see dead climbers.

In the end, Budha Magar successfully makes it to the highest point of the mountain. He is the first person with amputations above both knees to climb up Mount Everest.

Difficult words: veteran (a person who is a soldier in the past), remove (to take away or off), amputation (when doctors take away a person’s arm or leg).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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