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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.

85-Year-Old Nepalese Man Dies Trying to Become Oldest Everest Climber Again

A Nepalese man’s bid to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest came to a fatal end while attempting the feat.

Min Bahadur Sherchan, 85, passed away on Saturday at the Everest base camp, according to the Associated Press. In the report, Nepal’s Tourism Department chief Dinesh Bhattarai revealed that the cause of Sherchan’s death was not immediately known. It was speculated, however, that the octogenarian mountaineer may have suffered cardiac arrest, as suggested by a mountaineering official present at the base camp.

This 7-Eleven Cashier Has Climbed Mount Everest More Times than Any Other Woman in the World

Lhakpa Sherpa, a Nepali woman who works as a housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut, is arguably the most successful female climber on Mount Everest.

Sherpa, 40, has climbed Mount Everest six times and is attempting to ascend the mountain for her seventh. She has summited Everest more times than any other woman in the world and yet remains relatively unknown.