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Chinese Double Amputee mountaineer scales Mt. Everest

Enroute Everest (Image: AFP)

43 years ago, during an attempt to climb the same peak, Chinese mountaineer Xia Boyu lost both his legs to frost bite. But that did not stop him, he, in his fifth attempt, reached the highest standing point of the world, on Monday. He also became the first double leg amputee to scale the peak from the Nepal side; Mark Joseph Inglis of New Zealand being the first double leg amputee to scale the peak from the Chinese side. Also, in 2013, a Canadian born in Nepal, Sudarshan Gautam became the first double arm amputee to reach the ‘top of the world’.

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