Hari Budha Magar, a double above-knee amputee, and Krish Thapa, an ex SAS mountain leader, as they share their incredible story on how they plan to conquer Everest next year.
Hari lost both his legs to an IED in Afghanistan in 2010. Determined to change perceptions of what is possible for people with a disability, Hari will attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest in May 2023, with the specialist support and guidance from Krish.
Climbing Mount Everest without legs, is a feat that has never even been attempted to date. In accomplishing this challenge, Hari hopes to:
· create history and become the world’s first double above-knee amputee to conquer Everest
· show / prove that disability does not have to be life limiting
· inspire people to conquer their own dreams and lead more fulfilling lives
Around 12-15% of the world’s population have some kind of disability. That’s nearly 1 billion people worldwide. In summiting Everest Hari hopes to inspire other people facing similar circumstances to believe anything is possible with the right mindset.
“Having a disability does not have to be life limiting, whatever is thrown at you, you can live life to the full. But changing this perception will be a bigger battle than climbing Everest.”