Double amputee Gurkha soldier to train on Mera peak for spring Mt Everest attempt

September 13, 2017

A former British Gurkha soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan aims to be the first double amputee above the knee to climb the countrys highest trekking peak in the autumn season.

I am here to attempt to climb Mera peak (6,476 m) this autumn as a part of my training to conquer a dream to be on the top of the worlds highest peak in the upcoming spring climbing season, Hari Budha Magar (37), shared with The Himalayan Times in Kathmandu while he was preparing to leave for Lukla along with a five-member team on Friday morning.

Budha Magar, a permanent resident of Rolpa district, has served for the Crown with the RGR for 15 years. He was medically discharged from the rank of Corporal from the army in 2014 due to the injuries he sustained while serving in Afghanistan in 2010, after losing both legs below the knees.

Budha Magar, the man of courage and determination always wants to be a role model inspiring people, not only those who are physically injured, but also to show the world the courage and determination that physically impaired people have, according to the organisers.

Source: THT

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