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Ex-British Gurkha soldier scripts history, climbs Mt Everest with artificial legs

Mount Everest Former soldier Hari Budhmagar, disabled in both legs, has created history by conquering Mount Everest. He is the first person to conquer the world's highest mountain peak in this category. He had lost both his legs while fighting the war in 2010.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Kathmandu: A 43-year-old ex-British Gurkha soldier who is amputated in both legs has created history by scaling Mount Everest. He has become the first person to scale the world’s highest peak with artificial legs.

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The name of the ex-serviceman who performed this extraordinary feat is Hari Budhmagar. Hari conquered the 8848.86 meter high peak on Friday.

An official of the Tourism Department said that on Friday, ex-serviceman Hari Budhmagar, who is disabled in both legs, has created history by conquering Mount Everest. He is the first person to conquer the world’s highest mountain peak in this category.

Hari Budhmagar lost both his legs in the war in Afghanistan in 2010 while fighting as a soldier of the British Gurkhas.

Earlier in 2018, he had to cancel his plans to conquer Mount Everest because of a rule made by the government that blind, disabled and solo climbers were banned from climbing other mountains including Mount Everest.

Nepal has issued a record 466 permits to climb Mount Everest this spring, officials said. Significantly, 8 out of the 10 highest mountains in the world including Mount Everest are present in Nepal.

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