70-year-old climber-amputee without both legs climbed Everest

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Chinese climber Xia Boyi, who amputated both legs, climbed the highest peak in the world – Everest, according to China Plus. To conquer Everest, he succeeded at the fifth attempt, and he became the first climber without both legs who managed to climb to the top from its South side.

Xia Boyi first tried to storm Everest in 1975, however, the attempt proved tragic – mountaineer got frostbite in both legs, which had to be amputated. However Buy Xia did not give up and already being a disabled amputee trying to climb Everest in 2014, 2015 and 2016. However, these attempts were unsuccessful due to bad weather and avalanches.

Everest Chinese climber managed only the fifth attempt. Today, may 14, at 8:40 a.m. local Buy Xia still were at the highest top of the world. This fact was confirmed by an employee of the Department of tourism under the Ministry of culture, tourism and civil aviation of Nepal, Gyanendra Shrestha, who was in base camp.

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Xia Boyi became the first climber without both legs who managed to climb to the top on its southern slope from Nepal. The first climber without both legs who managed to conquer Everest was new Zealander mark Inglis, who did it in 2006.

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