A British Army veteran on Friday became the first double above-knee amputee to summit Mount Everest, an accomplishment that is inspiring others.
Hari Budha Magar was determined to reach the 8,849-meter peak, and during a satellite phone conversation he spoke of the extreme difficulty he faced during the climb, ABC News reported Saturday.
“We just had to carry on and push for the top, no matter how much it hurt or how long it took,” he explained, adding that if he can do such a thing anyone can achieve their goals.
“No matter how big your dreams, no matter how challenging your disability, with the right mindset anything is possible,” he said.
In 2010 as a Corporal in the British Army’s Gurkha regiment, he lost his legs in Afghanistan when an IED exploded, according to his website.