A double amputee former British Gurkha soldier conquered Mount Everest, making history as the first person in his or her category to do so while using prosthetic legs, an official said on Saturday.
The 8848.86-meter summit was conquered by Hari Budhamagar, 43, on Friday in the late afternoon.
The spokesman from the Department of Tourism said that double amputee ex-soldier Hari Budhamagar “created history on Friday by becoming the first person with such conditions to scale Mt. Everest.”
In 2010, while serving as a British Gorkha soldier for the UK government in Afghanistan, Budhamagar lost both of his legs. Budhamagar conquered Mount Everest with prosthetic legs.
After the government passed a mountaineering law prohibiting blind, double-amputee, and solo climbers from ascending mountains, including Everest in 2017, he had delayed his goal to reach Mount Everest in 2018.
The Supreme Court annulled the restriction by granting an order in 2018 in response to a writ petition filed against the prohibition, allowing Budhamagar to make history.
Five international climbers reached the top of Mount Everest on Sunday.
This spring, Nepal has awarded a record-breaking 466 permits to climb Mount Everest, according to authorities.
Eight of the top ten mountains in the world are found in Nepal.