Hari Buddha Magar summits Mount Everest using prosthetic legs
Former Gurkha soldier from Nepal Hari Budha Magar, who had both of his legs amputated, made history by ascending Mount Everest using prosthetic limbs. He was cordially welcomed by his family and relatives upon his return to Kathmandu. The ex-Nepalese soldier addressed the throng assembled at the airport and expressed his gratitude while acknowledging that this success was the product of a team effort.
He spoke of the group of individuals who put their lives in danger to assist him in realising his goal of climbing Everest. Hari Budha Magar also expressed gratitude to the people of the globe and the government of Nepal for their assistance, support, and blessings, emphasising that this accomplishment would not have been possible without them.
Concerning Hari Buddha Magar
- Hari Budha Magar, who was born in 1979, spent his formative years in Nepal’s mountainous Rolpa area, which served as the main base of the Maoist insurgency.
- Magar started his career with the British Gurkhas at the age of 19, in 1999, and has spent a large portion of his life working for the British government.
The Leg Loss of Hari Buddha Magar and His Beyond
- The British Army veteran unfortunately lost both of his legs in 2010 while serving in Afghanistan after stepping on an IED that the Taliban had unintentionally planted.
- A year or so after the tragedy, Magar began taking part in a variety of sports that were part of the Paralympics.
- In a 2022 interview with the news organisation ANI, Magar discussed his future goals and stated that he wanted to climb mountains and engage in more daring actions to increase awareness of disability in Nepal and around the world.
- Following the disaster, Magar successfully ascended a number of prominent peaks in the ten years that followed, including Ben Nevis (1,345 metres) in 23 hours and 20 minutes, Mount Blanc (4,808.72 metres), Kilimanjaro (5,895 metres), Mera Peak (6,476 metres), and Mount Toubkal (4,167 metres).
In 2022, he also used his prosthetic legs to trek to the Everest Base Camp and participate in skydiving from a helicopter in the Khumbu region.
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