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Double amputee Chinese climber scales Mt Everest

- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 14, 2018-

Xia Boyu, a double amputee Chinese climber, has scaled the Mt Everest on Monday morning, becoming the first person to climb the world highest peak without legs from Nepal side.

According to Liaison Officer Gyanendra Sherstha, Xia stood atop the Mt Everest at 8:40 am today.

Shrestha said that Xia is the first double amputee to scale the Mt Everest from the Nepal side while he is the second double leg amputee to climb the Mt Everest.

Mark Joseph Inglis of New Zealand is the first double leg amputee to summit the world’s tallest peak from the Chinese side. He accomplished the feat on May 15, 2006 after 40 days of climbing.

Xia, who lost both of his legs in his first attempt to scale the Mt Everest in 1975, stood atop the Mt Everest in his fifth attempt this morning. He was accompanied by three others sherpas.

A Nepali-born Canadian, Sudarshan Gautam, is the first double arm amputee to climb the world’s highest mountain. He did it on May 20, 2013.

 

Published: 14-05-2018 11:59

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