Nepalese former mercenary climbs Mount Everest with prosthetic legs for the first time
A Nepalese man from a Gurkha mercenary who participated in the Afghan war climbed to the top of Everest (8,848.86m above sea level), the world’s highest peak, wearing prosthetic legs on both legs.
According to Nepali media such as the Himalayan Times on the 20th (local time), Hari Buddha Magar (43) succeeded in stepping on the summit of Everest the day before.
The Himalayan Times reported that Magar ascended at 3:10 pm, citing officials from a climbing support company, and that he had already descended to Camp 2.
According to Nepalese media, this is the first time that a person with both legs amputated above the knee has reached the summit of Everest with prosthetic legs.
Magar climbed the mountain with four Sherpas this time.
Because of his prosthetic leg, Magar’s ascent was three times slower than other climbers.
There were many other obstacles in the climbing process, but he did not give up until the end and was able to stand on the top in the end.
Prior to this climb, Magar told the Himalayan Times, “I wanted to show the world the courage and fighting spirit that people with disabilities have and be a role model to inspire people.”
Born in a poor family in northeastern Nepal, he was active as a Gurkha mercenary known for his bravery.
The Gurkha mercenaries are considered one of the world’s strongest mercenary groups, and were especially famous as British mercenaries during World Wars I and II.
After the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, they also entered Afghanistan as private bodyguards.
The Hindustan Times reported that Magar lost both legs in April 2010 while fighting alongside Britain’s Prince Harry and others in Afghanistan.
After becoming disabled, he attempted suicide after falling into despair and suffered from alcoholism.
But he rose up again for his three kids and his wife, and went on to find the passion of his life through skydiving, skiing and more. He showed his indomitable will by climbing several high peaks such as Mont Blanc in Europe and Mera Peak in Nepal.토토사이트
Last year, he became the first disabled person to wear a prosthetic leg to Everest Base Camp (5,350m).
Meanwhile, Nepal has eight peaks, including Everest, among the 14 Himalayan peaks above 8,000 meters above sea level.
Climbing the Himalayas was banned for a while due to the Corona 19 incident, but since the quarantine measures have been lifted, many mountaineers have recently flocked again.
Nepalese authorities granted 478 permits to climb Everest, the highest number ever, during this year’s spring climbing season (March to May).