Hari Buddha Magar conquered Mount Everest with artificial legs

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Hari-BuddhaHari Budha Magar, a double-amputee ex-British Gurkha soldier from Nepal, scaled Mount Everest with prosthetic legs.

An Overview of the News 

  • Magar acknowledged the collective effort that made his achievement possible, including support from the Government of Nepal and people around the world.

  • He joined the British Gurkhas in 1999 at the age of 19.

  • Magar lost both his legs when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the Taliban during a mission in Afghanistan in 2010.

  • Magar participated in Paralympic sporting activities to raise awareness of disability.

  • In the past decade, he accomplished numerous mountaineering feats, including the ascents of Ben Nevis (1,345 m), Mont Blanc (4,808.72 m), Kilimanjaro (5,895 m), Mera Peak (6,476 m), and Mount Toubkal (4,167 m).

Mount Everest:

  • Mount Everest is the highest peak of the Greater Himalaya mountain range located on the border of Nepal and China (Tibet) in Asia.

  • Mount Everest is called Devagiri in Sanskrit, Chomolungma in Tibetan, Chu-mu-long-ma-feng in Chinese and Sagarmatha in Nepali.

  • On 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, an Indian citizen of Nepalese origin, climbed Mount Everest for the first time.

  • Junko Tabei (Japan) is the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, as well as the first woman to climb the highest peaks on each of the 7 continents.

  • Bachendri Pal is the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest in 1984.

  • Santosh Yadav is the first Indian woman to climb Everest twice in a row.

About Nepal

The kingdom of Nepal was established by the Shah dynasty.

It is a landlocked country in South Asia.

Prime Minister - Pushpa Kamal Dahal

President - Ram Chandra Paudel

Capital - Kathmandu

Currency - Nepalese Rupee

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