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Disabled Korean who made history for climbing world’s 14 highest peaks feared dead in Himalayas

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A South Korean man is feared to have been killed just after becoming the first disabled person to climb the world’s 14 highest peaks in the Himalayas.

A world record: Kim Hong-bin, who lost all his fingers to frostbite 30 years ago, reached the summit of Broad Peak in Pakistan’s Karakoram Range at 4:58 p.m. on Sunday (local time), the Korea Herald reported. At 8,047 meters (26,401 feet), Broad Peak is the last of 14 mountains he has climbed in the Himalayas above 8,000 meters (26,247 feet).

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.

Badass Workers Clean Snow Off Cliff at the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Hike’ in China

Workers at the popular ancient wooden trail in China’s Mount Hua are being labeled by many netizes as badass for cleaning the pathway from snow at 7,070 feet (2,154 meters) high.

Equipped with only just a shovel and broom, these workers spend most of their day up high in Huashan mountain side cleaning the 11-inches wide and 165-foot-long wooden trail from being covered in snow during winter.