Man with no legs on a mountain – level 3
Overcoming the seemingly impossible, as double-leg amputee Chen Zhou reaches the peak of the Jianmen Pass in southwest China.
The 31-year-old, who lost his legs after falling from a train when he was 13, scaled the 2,000 metre-long mountain path using weighted blocks, chains and the support of onlookers.
It took Chen just four hours to reach the peak, where his wife was waiting to congratulate him.
And this isn’t a first for the intrepid climber. He’s topped China’s five sacred mountains, making him the first person to do so with just the support of his hands.
Difficult words: amputee (person who has had a limb amputated), scale (climb), support (to help someone feel stronger and to hold someone up), onlooker (somebody who is watching something), peak (top of a mountain), intrepid (fearless and adventurous).
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