70-year-old Chinese double amputee scales Mount Everest

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 May 2018 08:50:10


 

KATHMANDU,

A 70-YEAR-OLD Chinese mountaineer who lost both legs to frostbite while attempting to climb Mount Everest four decades ago has successfully climbed the mountain in his fifth attempt.


Xia Boyu, 70, reached the top of the world’s highest peak at 8.40 a.m. on Monday, becoming the first double leg amputee to accomplish the feat from the Nepal side, said Tourism Ministry official Gyanendra Shrestha from Everest Base Camp, the Kathmandu Post reported on Tuesday.
More than 50 other climbers also succeeded in scaling the summit, said the official.