A court ruled that a double amputee has permission to climb Mt. Everest, according to a Monday report.
Hari Budha Magar, 39, a British war veteran who lost both legs after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan in 2010, now has permission from the Nepalese court to climb Mt. Everest, Fox News reported.
The Nepalese Supreme Court previously ruled in December 2017 that people without legs, people who are legally blind, and solo climbers are not permitted to climb Mt. Everest to cut down on the deaths from climbing the highest peak in the world.
Magar is embarking on his climb with Conquering Dreams.
The British war veteran lost both of his legs in Afghanistan in April 2010 https://t.co/KanzqqN0rE
— BIG 93.9 (@Big939) March 19, 2018
The team is comprised of Royal Gurkha, U.S. Marine Corps and Navy Seal veterans, according to their official website.
If he succeeds, Magar will be the first bilateral above-the-knee amputee to climb the mountain, The Epoch Times reported.
As the first amputee to attempt to climb the mountain, Magar will still beat the world record even if he does not succeed.
“In the past, I fought the enemy; but today, I fight this injury,” Magar said.
“I fight to re-establish my mental health and live my life fully, help inspire others, learn new skills, relying confidently on my body as it is,” he added.
— Hari Budha Magar (@Hari_BudhaMagar) February 28, 2018
The veteran is the first above-the-knee amputee to climb the Mera Peak summit in Nepal, which is 22,257 feet tall.
Magar acknowledged that there are significant risks he will face by climbing Everest.
Despite the tremendous obstacles, “This is my dream, and I believe this is possible with the right help and support,” Hari said.
A version of this article appeared on the Daily Caller News Foundation website.
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