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Man with no limbs to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

October 13, 2011 | Comment icon 14 comments

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. But for 25-year-old Kyle Maynard, the ascent to top of Mount Kilimanjaro will be more than an incredible test of will - it will be a physical feat never accomplished before.

Source: Daily Mail | Comments (14)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by Robbie333 11 years ago
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 11 years ago
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 11 years ago
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 11 years ago
He's got the kind of chutzpah many fully functional people lack.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Xanthurion2 11 years ago
good luck
Comment icon #10 Posted by marharthm 11 years ago
Michelle, how long did you have to wait to set up that joke?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Michelle 11 years ago
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 11 years ago
Incredible story. I wish him luck.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Mistydawn 11 years ago
Stamina, nerve, strength of character, verve for life.... the man is a phenomenon.
Comment icon #14 Posted by bouncer 11 years ago
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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