Hari Budha Magar has arrived in Kathmandu to a hero’s welcome after becoming the first double above knee amputee to scale the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest.
With the streets lined with well-wishers, Hari arrived from Basecamp by helicopter, before being transported into the city where he was greeted and congratulated by a crowd of supporters.
He went on to meet the Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, (pictured above left )who congratulated Hari on his extraordinary courage to summit Everest and thanked him for showing that if you commit to something, with dedication and hard work anything is possible.
“The support has been unbelievable. Just amazing,” said Hari.
“The whole aim of this expedition was to change perceptions – and the huge amount of support we have had has shown that we are doing just that.
“It’s thanks to an amazing team that we not only summited, but that we all made it back safe. It is as much their achievement as it is mine – and together I hope that we can make the world a better place.”
Hari will now spend a few days in Kathmandu before flying back to the UK where he will be reunited with his family.
Hari is urging supporters from around the world to dig deep as he raises money for five veteran charities including Team Forces, the Gurkha Welfare Trust, Pilgrim Bandits, Blesma, and On Course Foundation, with the aim of raising over £884,900, the height of Everest plus two zeros.
To support Hari’s Everest appeal, visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/harieverestappeal