Kathmandu: Hari Buddha Magar, a veteran British Gurkha soldier with a double amputee above the knee has created a stunning world record history by scaling the world’s highest peak-Mt Everest on Friday (May 19) in the afternoon. He has also became the first double amputee to complete tandem skydives in the Everest region.
Budha Magar fulfilled his dream of reaching the top of Everest under the guidance of Krishna Thapa, a former mountain instructor, and guide at the UK’s special air services according to the expedition organizer.
Other four sherpa climbers were also on the top of Everest along with Buddha Magar. Buddha (43) who hails from Thabang village of Rolpa district embarked on this Everest expedition with the purpose of creating awareness of possibilities and optimism among people of disabilities.
Buddha lost his two legs while fighting in Afghanistan as a British soldier in April 2010 after which his two legs were amputated.
Buddha has already climbed mountains such as Mera Peak, Mt Blanc in France, etc. Buddha wanted to climb Mt Everest in 2018 if the government had not barred him from doing so for being a disabled person. However, he achieved this feat after the Nepal government lifted the ban.
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