Veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan plans Everest summit bid

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Hari Budha Magar, a former Gurkha, hopes to be first ever double above-the-knee amputee to scale mountain

A former Gurkha who lost both of his legs serving with the British army in Afghanistan hopes to become the first double above-the-knee (DAK) amputee to scale Everest this summer.

Hari Budha Magar, who was “suicidal” after being medically discharged from the Royal Gurkha Regiment in 2010, is working with an all-Nepali team to attempt to conquer the world’s highest mountain in May.

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Written by Helen Pidd
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/10/veteran-who-lost-both-legs-in-afghanistan-plans-everest-summit-hari-budha-magar under the title “Veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan plans Everest summit bid”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.