WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – Kim Hong-bin: First disabled person to climb all of the world's 14 mountains over 8,000 meters

11-10-2021

(WorldKings.org) In 2021, he became the first disabled person to climb all of the world's 14 mountains over 8,000 meters. Kim reached the summit of the 8,047-meter-high Broad Peak, located in Pakistan's Karakoram Range, at 4:58 p.m. Sunday (local time), becoming the world's first person with a disability to accomplish such a feat.

Kim Hong-bin was a South Korean mountain climber and skier.

Kim lost all 10 fingers in 1991 on account of frostbite during his solo climb of Denali, the 6,190-meter-high mountain then known as Mt. McKinley that is North America’s tallest.

In 2021, he became the first disabled person to climb all of the world's 14 mountains over 8,000 meters. Kim reached the summit of the 8,047-meter-high Broad Peak, located in Pakistan's Karakoram Range, at 4:58 p.m. Sunday (local time), becoming the world's first person with a disability to accomplish such a feat.

This is an unprecedented accomplishment by Kim, making him the first disabled person and the world’s 44th overall to ascend the 14 peaks that have an altitude of over 8,000 meters. He is the seventh South Korean to do so.

The expedition was organized with six people and departed on June 14. The members set up a base camp at 4,800 meters for Broad Peak. Although the expedition faced difficulties, including bad weather, they reached the summit after four days of full-scale climbing.

However, he fell into a crevasse on the way down and is presumed dead.

 

According to koreaherald


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