Kathmandu: Hari Budha Magar, a former British Gurkha soldier dreams to become the first above-the-knee double amputee to scale the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest in 2023.
Magar has been having this rare dream since 2016 despite encountering myriads of problems and setbacks.
The setbacks for him came when the Nepal government barred blind climbers and double amputees six years ago. This was followed by the surge of the Covid-19 pandemic that totally prevented all possible ends for him to get sponsors for his expedition.
Ex-British soldier Magar has a purpose to inspire the differently-abled people from across the world to break the vicious cycle of stigma and create wonders.
Magar had served the British Royal Guard and lost his two legs above the knee when he had tripped over an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010.
Differently-abled climber Magar has already set a world record by climbing 6476 meters high Mera peak in 2016.
“ I lost my legs. But want to change that situation. I want to show people that they should not give up hope in life for a lot more can be achieved,” says Budha Magar.
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