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Elderly Chinese Man With No Legs Finally Climbs Mount Everest After Trying for 40 Years

After more than 40 years since his last failed attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest, losing both his legs to frostbite in the process, Xia Boyu finally achieved his dream by climbing the tallest mountain above sea level.

The amazing moment occurred on Monday — his fifth attempt — when Xia was able to reach the summit’s peak, which is measured at 8,848 meters (29,028 feet) above sea level, Shanghaiist reported.