[WORLDKINGS] Top 500 Constant World Records (P.440) Mark Inglis (Australia): World’s first double amputee to reach the summit of Mt Everest

22-04-2023

(worldkings.org) On 15 May 2006, after 40 days of climbing, Inglis became the first ever double amputee to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. On April 22nd, 2023, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially Mark Inglis as the “World’s first double amputee to reach the summit of Mt Everest”.

Based on the world record nomination from Australia Records Institute (AURI) and Decision No. WK/USA.INDIA/994/2023/No.450, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially Mark Inglis as the company to develop the world's first double amputee to reach the summit of Mt Everest on April 22nd, 2023.

Mark Joseph Inglis (born 27 September 1959) is a New Zealand mountaineer, researcher, winemaker, and motivational speaker. He holds a degree in Human Biochemistry from Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Inglis began work as a professional mountaineer in 1979 as a search and rescue mountaineer for Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. In 1982 Inglis and climbing partner Philip Doole was stuck in a snow cave on Aoraki / Mount Cook for 13 days due to an intense blizzard. The rescue of the two climbers was a major media event in New Zealand. Both men's legs became badly frostbitten while awaiting rescue. Following Inglis's rescue, both his legs were amputated 14 cm below the knee.

He returned to Mt. Cook in 2002 and reached the summit successfully on 7 January of that year, after a previous attempt was thwarted by problems with his legs. The summit assault in January 2002 was documented by the film No Mean Feat: The Mark Inglis Story.

On 15 May 2006, after 40 days of climbing, Inglis became the first ever double amputee to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. While acclimatizing at 6,400 meters, a fixed-line anchor failed, resulting in Inglis falling and breaking one of his carbon fiber prosthetic legs in half. It was temporarily repaired with duct tape, while a spare was brought up from base camp. Inglis's Everest expedition was filmed for the Discovery Channel series Everest: Beyond the Limit.

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