i really had to meet him today. just a couple of days back i got to know he would be in town and there was no way you wanted to miss meeting him. And boy, was it amazing to meet him. Probably the most energetic man in the entire bunch , he is known across the world as the first ever double amputee to reach the summit of Mount Everest . And if that was not all , he ‘s also a researcher , a winemaker and a motivational speaker .
Meet Mark Inglis.
The man also had a lovely sense of humor. When asked about loosing his both legs he replied back ” there’s an advantage too . I shall never have frost bitten legs again “.
what an attitude to live with. fortunately for us he didn’t mind hearing what we have been up to and hopefully he won’t mind it again.
In November 1982, he stuck in an ice cave on Mount Cook for thirteen days due to bad weather. It took thirteen days before he along with his climbing partner could be rescued. Though both survived on a minimum ration, Mark then afterwards, had both of his legs amputated in order to survive. He was 23 then.What do you do next? You climb Mount Everest, of course.Win a silver medal from the 2000 Paralympics . Become a part of wine business . And start his own NGO limbs4 all
with Karan and Mark, July 2011, New Delhi