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Hari Budha Magar creates history as he successfully conquers Everest

2023 May 21, 7:50,

At around 3 pm on May 19th, Hari stood victorious atop the world’s tallest mountain as the first ever double above-knee amputee to scale Mt Everest.

Thirteen years after losing his legs in Afghanistan, Hari has proved disability is no barrier to reaching the 8,849-metre peak. 

Hari’s climb was made possible by a world-class team of Nepalese climbers, led by expedition leader Krish Thapa. At the top, Hari shouted “We did it!”, a reference to, and in recognition of, the team effort that enabled this success.

Over a satellite phone call, made possible by NSSL Global GmbH to his team off the mountain, he added; “That was tough. More complicated than I could have ever imagined. We just had to carry on and push for the top, no matter how much it hurt or how long it took. If I can climb to the top of the world, anyone, regardless of their disability, can achieve their dream. No matter how big your dreams are, no matter how challenging your disability, with the right mindset anything is possible.

“When things got tough it was the thought of my amazing family and everyone who's helped me get onto the mountain that pushed me to the top. Without the support of so many this expedition simply wouldn't have been possible.”

Hari is now safely down at basecamp and is urging supporters from around the world to dig deep as he raises money for five veteran charities including Team Forces/Team Army, The Gurkha Welfare Trust, Pilgrim Bandits Charity, Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, and On Course Foundation, to raise over £884,900, the height of Everest plus two zeros.


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