Double amputee Everest climber Hari Budha Magar welcomed at TIA
KATHMANDU, May 23: Double amputee Hari Bahadur Budha Magar, who scaled Mt Everest on May 19, has been welcomed at Tribhuvan International Airport on Tuesday.
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, tourism entrepreneurs and Magar Community welcomed Budha at TIA. Budha arrived in Kathmandu from Lukla.
Also an ex-Gurkha army, Budha reached the world's highest peak on May 19. With this, he has set a record to become the first double amputee mountaineer climbing the Sagarmatha. He had scaled Mt Everest with the support of a prosthesis.
On the occasion, Minister Kirati congratulated climber Budha, saying he had shown indomitable courage time and again in his life.
Minister Kirati mentioned, "Budha has given a new message from the top of the Everest. He has given a message to the world community that nothing is impossible through hard work and willpower."
Similarly, climber Budha extended special gratitude to the team helping him for succeed. He said, "My attempt to scale Everest would not have been successful without the team that helped me to reach the highest peak putting its life at risk."
Ex-Gurkha army Budha had lost both legs below the knee to an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2010.