Double Amputee Hari Budhamgar Makes History by Conquering Mount Everest
During the ongoing spring climbing season, on the 5th of June, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Budhamgar achieved massive success by reaching the pinnacle of Mount Everest. Budhamgar climbed Mt. Everest with the help of a prosthetic leg. After nearly five years of effort, Budhamgar successfully climbed Mount Everest.
This remarkable achievement established Budhamagar, a former Gorkha soldier, as the trailblazing world record holder for being the first person with double amputations above the knee to conquer the glorious summit of Everest.
Hari Budhamgar Lost both legs in the Afghanistan war
Budhamgar, who belongs to Mirul Ghar in Thabang Rural Municipality of Rolpa, lost both his legs above the knee in 2010 during the war in Afghanistan while he was in the British Army.
With an excellent service of 15 years in the Gurkha Regiment of the British Army, Budhamar had encouraged a lifelong aspiration of scaling the heights of Mount Everest. Once he achieved this challenging goal and stood atop the summit, an elated Budhamar couldn’t contain his joy and jubilantly shouted, “We have succeeded!”
Budhamar served in the British Army’s Gurkha Regiment for 15 years. Before joining the British Army, he dreamed of climbing Mount Everest. After reaching the peak of Everest, the old man shouted with joy, “We have succeeded.”
After the successful ascent, Budhamar said via satellite phone, “Actually, it was more difficult than I expected, but we had to move forward.” So it didn’t matter to us. No matter how sad it was, we finally succeeded.
Expressing the significance of conquering Mount Everest, Budhamgar emphasized the role it played in bolstering the confidence of individuals like himself, showing that those with physical disabilities are not inherently weaker than others. He said, “If I can ascend to the top of the world, anyone can accomplish their dreams, even if they have a disability.”
Before climbing Mount Everest, ex-Gorkha soldier Budhamgar had previously climbed Mont Blanc (4,810 meters), Chulu Far East (6,59 meters), Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters), and Mera peak (6,476 meters). Also, the record of ‘double amputee above each knee’ for reaching Everest base camp and sky driving on Everest is also held by Budhamagar.
Prior to his Mount Everest climbing, Budhamgar, a former Gorkha soldier, had already accomplished remarkable accomplishments in mountaineering. He had successfully scaled Mont Blanc (4,810 meters), Chulu Far East (6,595 meters), Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters), and Merapik (6,476 meters).
Furthermore, Budhamgar has etched his name in the record books as a “double amputee above each knee” for his remarkable accomplishments of reaching the Everest base camp and participating in thrilling skydiving adventures on the Everest.