Hari Budha Magar, the man attempting to become the world’s first double above-the-knee amputee to summit Everest, is currently biding his time at base camp for a suitable weather window to begin climbing the mountain.
“I’m feeling really excited, we have waited here for two weeks,” said Hari.
“I’m slightly nervous as well, obviously, but I think that’s a normal thing for a human being!
“There are so many dangers. The weather can suddenly change, the ice poles can collapse, any of the team members including myself can be hurt. I’ll be very slow, and avalanches can come any time.
“But whatever happens, we are going up. I’m hoping we can summit and create history.”
Hari, who lost both legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device while serving with the British Army, holds the world record for being the first ever DAK to summit a mountain over 6,000m. He hopes to push that record above 8,800m by climbing Mount Everest.
To support Hari’s Everest Appeal expedition, visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/harieverestappeal