Posted on Thursday, 13 October, 2011 | 14 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: CC 2.0 Paul Shaffner
25-year-old Kyle Maynard will climb the 19,340ft mountain without using any prosthetics whatsoever.
While most people would have a hard time climbing Kilimanjaro with all their arms and legs intact, Kyle will be undertaking the trip despite having lost his lower arms and legs to congenital amputation. "I am climbing for the people who may realise how much potential they have in their lives," he said. "I am climbing because it will be the hardest thing I have ever attempted. I am climbing because I can."
"It is an icy, 19,340ft climb that has challenged the most hardened and seasoned of athletes."