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Man with no limbs to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Posted on Thursday, 13 October, 2011 | Comment icon 14 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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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."

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Comment icon #5 Posted by Robbie333 on 13 October, 2011, 16:30
I hope he makes it and I cheer him for even attempting this feat. You go guy !!! My prayers are with you.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Timonthy on 13 October, 2011, 20:29
Very impressive, I hope he makes it. But the headline is a bit misleading saying he has 'no arms and no legs'.
Comment icon #7 Posted by thatRobGuy on 13 October, 2011, 20:37
Like Evo said, that's hardcore. I hope he makes it, but even an attempt shows quite a lot of courage.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Michelle on 13 October, 2011, 20:41
He's got the kind of chutzpah many fully functional people lack.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Xanthurion2 on 13 October, 2011, 20:43
good luck
Comment icon #10 Posted by marharthm on 13 October, 2011, 21:40
Michelle, how long did you have to wait to set up that joke?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Michelle on 13 October, 2011, 22:09
Michelle, how long did you have to wait to set up that joke? I didn't realize it was a joke.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Robert1 on 14 October, 2011, 21:55
Incredible story. I wish him luck.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Mistydawn on 15 October, 2011, 17:15
Stamina, nerve, strength of character, verve for life.... the man is a phenomenon.
Comment icon #14 Posted by bouncer on 16 October, 2011, 4:29
No arms or legs? Guess that makes him a 'clever-dick' then doesn't it? All the same good luck to him....


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