Former Nepalese soldier Hari Budha Magar, who lost both his legs when an improvised explosive device detonated in Afghanistan in 2010, has made history.
Magar, a 43-year-old double amputee who joined the Nepali mountaineering team 11 days ago, became the first double amputee to climb to the summit of Mount Everest, Ihlas News Agency repoted.
The Nepalese ex-soldier, who climbed Mount Everest, which was recorded as the highest mountain in the world on Friday, said in his first post after reaching the summit, "It is harder than I can imagine."
Saying that they had to reach the summit despite all the difficult conditions, the amputee former soldier said, "My biggest goal was to inspire people to climb their own mountains by changing perceptions about disability. No matter how big your disability is, everything is possible with the right mindset."
Souce: Ihlas News Agency