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At Least 30 Climbers Reach Everest Summit, Including Double Amputee

Mount Everest’s summit season got underway Monday with at least 30 climbers reaching the peak, including record-setting climbs from a Chinese double amputee and an Australian who has climbed the highest peaks on every continent.Chinese climber Xia Boyu became the first double amputee to scale the mountain from the Nepali side of the peak. Another double amputee, Mark Inglis from New Zealand, climbed Everest from the peak’s Tibet side in 2006.Xia, who is 69, also became the oldest double amputee to reach the summit. He first tried in 1975 but lost both of his legs during the climb due to frostbite.…………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

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