Wednesday, May 6, 2015   |   4,769 users online
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos  ·  Chat
Find: in

Man with no limbs to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro


Posted on Thursday, 13 October, 2011 | Comment icon 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."

  View: Full article |  Source: Daily Mail

  Discuss: View comments (14)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
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
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....


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Other news in this category
Fans worldwide celebrate 'Star Wars Day'
Posted 5-4-2015 | 19 comments
A celebration of all things Star Wars has been kickstarted by cries of 'May the Fourth be with you'....
 
Embryonic twin found inside student's brain
Posted 4-26-2015 | 16 comments
26-year-old Yamini Karanam had been undergoing neural surgery when her unborn twin was discovered....
 
'Grasshopper' superhero aids police in Japan
Posted 4-19-2015 | 20 comments
In his spare time Shinjiro Kumagai dons a giant grasshopper outfit and helps hunt down drink-drivers....
 
Man founds his own new European country
Posted 4-18-2015 | 25 comments
Vit Jedlicka has declared the creation of Liberland, a new independent state between Serbia and Croatia....
 
Man plans to spend year living on an iceberg
Posted 4-18-2015 | 24 comments
Adventurer Alex Bellini will live inside a special survival pod on top of an iceberg in Greenland....
 
'Alien' signal turns out to be microwave oven
Posted 4-14-2015 | 41 comments
Astronomers in Australia discovered an unexpected source for a series of mysterious radio signals....
 
65-year-old woman pregnant with quadruplets
Posted 4-12-2015 | 51 comments
A teacher from Berlin has become the oldest woman in history to become pregnant with four babies....
 
Woman suffers from fear of all things yellow
Posted 4-4-2015 | 25 comments
Lorraine Cobourn developed the curious phobia after being hit by a yellow taxi and breaking her hip....
 
Farmer uses drone to round up his sheep
Posted 4-1-2015 | 8 comments
A farmer in Ireland has decided to replace his dog with a more contemporary solution to herding sheep....
 
Man finds whole potato in his bag of crisps
Posted 3-26-2015 | 68 comments
Richard Bootman got the shock of his life when he opened his packet of Steak and Onion potato chips....
 
Chinese woman memorizes entire dictionary
Posted 3-20-2015 | 26 comments
Li Yanzhi succeeded in memorizing an entire English-Chinese dictionary containing 220,000 words....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.6 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ