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Jan 01, 2022 09:45 AM
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Weekend Long Read: How a Chinese Double Amputee Finally Summited Everest

On May 14, 2018, Xia Boyu, 69, became the first Chinese double amputee climber to conquer Mount Everest.
On May 14, 2018, Xia Boyu, 69, became the first Chinese double amputee climber to conquer Mount Everest.

Many climbers dreaming of Mount Everest have the same question — what does the summit look like? Xia Boyu knows the answer.

On May 14, 2018, three months after suing the Nepalese government, the 69-year-old double-amputee reached the peak, becoming the first Chinese climber with artificial limbs to scale Everest. The Nepalese government had lifted its ban on double amputees — along with blind and solo climbers — attempting to scale the world’s highest mountain.

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