It’s amazing to think that a double amputee just became the first ever to summit Everest from the Nepalese side. When you take into account he’s also 70 years old, the accomplishment is straight up mind-boggling.
The Himalayan Times is reporting that Chinese national, Xia Boyu was successful in his summit attempt from the Nepal side of Everest. He reached the top of the world’s tallest mountain at approximately 730am on Monday. His team relayed the news of the feat from the summit via satellite telephone.
Boyu is the second double amputee to reach the peak of Everest, the first being New Zealand native, Mark Inglis. Inglis summited Everest in 2006 from the Tibetan side (*China), which requires a shorter approach and offers better support.
Find the entire Himalayan Times article here: Double amputee Chinese stands atop Mt Everest; Nima Jangmu becomes first Nepali woman to climb Everest, Lhotse this season