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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.

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.