Ex-Marine Climbs Mt. Everest with One Leg – The Good News [VIDEO]
Former Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville became the first veteran amputee to scale Mt. Everest last Thursday.
30-year-old Linville reached the 29,029-foot summit with a little bit of help from the Heroes Project. As the member of a bomb disposal unit in Afghanistan, he had to have his foot amputated in 2013 after The Heroes Project an IED explosion.
In 2014, his first climb attempt was canceled after an avalanche killed 16 Sherpas. His second attempt in 2015 was canceled when Nepal was devastated by a huge earthquake.
Linville and fellow amputee veteran Charlie Jukes climbed the mountain in conjunction with The Heroes Project to raise awareness about PTSD.
Congratularions, genetlemen! That's an accomplishment that most people with ALL of their limbs will NEVER complete.