A man with amputated legs climbs Mount Everest – level 3

29-05-2023 07:00

Hari Budha Magar, a Gurkha soldier veteran who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, has made history in mountaineering by reaching the summit of Mount Everest.

He began the climb on April 17, exactly 13 years after his legs were amputated due to an explosion. Facing freezing conditions and a long wait for clear weather at the Everest base camp, Budha Magar and his team persevered. They experienced frozen gear, limited oxygen supply, and encountered the sight of deceased climbers.

Despite challenges, Budha Magar successfully reached the top of the mountain. Throughout his journey, he was supported by a team of Nepalese climbers, led by Krish Thapa, a former Gurkha and SAS mountain troop leader. Budha Magar is the first double above-the-knee amputee to summit Mount Everest.

Difficult words: persevere (to continue to work or try despite difficulties), gear (equipment), amputee (a person who’s had a limb surgically removed).

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What motivated prosthetic-wearer Hari Budha Magar to complete a challenging journey to Mount Everest's summit?


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