Hari Budha Magar is an inspirational mountaineer from the Makawanpur district in Nepal. Born in 1989, Magar was only four years old when a landmine explosion took away both of his legs below the knees. He had to learn to walk with the help of artificial limbs.
Despite this unimaginable tragedy, Magar has refused to be held back by his disability. He relentlessly pursued his ambition of climbing Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and was successful in his attempts in 2013 and 2014.
He has also achieved success in other feats of mountaineering, such as conquering the world’s third-highest peak, Kanchenjunga, and becoming the first double-amputee climber to summit the world’s sixth highest peak, Cholatse.
His remarkable achievement has been acknowledged worldwide and the government of Nepal has given him the National Adventure Award. He now serves as an inspiration for people of all ages and disabilities.