Double amputee scales Mt Everest

By | May 16, 2006

Double amputee scales Mt Everest

A New Zealand mountaineer who lost both legs in a climbing accident has become the first double amputee to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Mark Inglis, 47, phoned to say he had reached the top of the world’s highest peak on Monday and had returned to base Camp 4, his wife Anne told reporters.

He had been carrying spare prosthetic legs in case of an accident, but there had been “no issues”, Mrs Inglis said. Mr Inglis lost both legs beneath the knee after getting frostbite in 1982. – bbc

“Tis’ only a flesh wound.”

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