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US News 'I Hate It.' Double-Amputee Climber Xia Boyu Vows Never to Return to Everest

10:30  14 june  2018
10:30  14 june  2018 Source:   time.com

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Chinese double amputee Xia Boyu is triumphant after defeating his lifelong foe — Everest — at the fifth attempt. In this picture taken on May 16, 2018, Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu receives medical attention after returning from a successful summit of Mount Everest in Kathmandu.

A Chinese double amputee who finally made it to the peak of Mount Everest on his fifth try has won the hearts of Chinese internet users in awe of his bravery and perseverance. Xia Boyu , a 69-year-old man who first attempted to scale Everest four decades ago

Watch: Double amputee climbs Mount Everest [Fox News] 

Xia Boyu isn’t looking his best. Slumped in his Beijing hospital bed in tatty ward-issue pajamas, the 69-year-old is a warren of aches and scuffs, and sports a whopping frostbite sore on each of his two cheeks. But Xia is far from downbeat: an aura of triumph beams all over him. It’s one that stems from defeating a lifelong foe — Everest, the world’s highest mountain, no less — at the fifth attempt. Oh, and without legs, to boot.

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Double - amputee Chinese climber Xia Boyu successfully summited from the Nepal side, on his fifth attempt at the world's highest mountain. A 69-Year-Old Double Amputee Has Just Climbed Mount Everest .

If successful, Xia Boyu will be the first ever double - amputee to reach Everest ’s summit from the south side. Inspiration is never in short supply on Everest . But if you’re looking for yet another reason to follow the spring climbing season, we’ve certainly found one.

a man sitting in a chair: In this picture taken on May 16, 2018, Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu receives medical attention after returning from a successful summit of Mount Everest in Kathmandu. © Prakash Mathema—AFP/Getty Images In this picture taken on May 16, 2018, Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu receives medical attention after returning from a successful summit of Mount Everest in Kathmandu. “Everest, for me, I hate it. Because it took away my legs,” Xia, who underwent a double amputation below the knee due to frostbite on his first Everest attempt in 1975, tells TIME. “I failed to conquer it four times over the past 40 years. But because of my perseverance and effort, Everest eventually accepted me.”

Mountaineers climbing Everest © Getty Mountaineers climbing Everest

It’s a battle that has defined Xia, a native of China’s Qinghai province, whose disability was caused after he gave his sleeping bag to a fellow climber struggling with hypothermia. The initial shock of facing a lifetime of limited mobility was replaced by hope after a German doctor said he could climb again by using artificial limbs.

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Xia Boyu is the first double amputee to be given a permit to climb the world's highest mountain after the ban was revoked. The tenacious climber returned to Everest in 2014 but an avalanche killed 16 sherpa guides early in the season, forcing most expeditions to call off their summit bids.

In 1975, the Chinese climber Xia Boyu , then 25 years old, was attempting to summit Mount Everest with a team of his countrymen when things turned south. In December 2017, Nepal announced a slate of new rules for Everest , among them a ban on double - amputee climbers .

a person sitting on a bench in front of a building: This photograph taken on April 4, 2018 shows Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu, who lost both of his legs during first attempt to climb Everest, during an interview with AFP at Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, ahead of another attempt to climb the mountain. The Chinese climber who lost both his legs to frostbite on Everest four decades ago is hoping to finally reach the summit of the world's highest peak, after Nepal's top court overruled a government ban on double amputees climbing its mountains. / AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMA / TO GO WITH Nepal-China-mountaineering-disabled,FOCUS by Paavan MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images) © Prakash Mathema—AFP/Getty Images This photograph taken on April 4, 2018 shows Chinese double amputee climber Xia Boyu, who lost both of his legs during first attempt to climb Everest, during an interview with AFP at Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, ahead of another attempt to climb the mountain. The Chinese climber who lost both his legs to frostbite on Everest four decades ago is hoping to finally reach the summit of the world's highest peak, after Nepal's top court overruled a government ban on double amputees climbing its mountains. / AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMA / TO GO WITH Nepal-China-mountaineering-disabled,FOCUS by Paavan MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images) Thus began the next stage of Xia’s quest to reach Everest’s 8,848 m (29,029 ft) summit, which he finally achieved on May 14. Between working in an admin role at the Chinese Mountaineering Association, he kept up a brutal training routine in a bid to reach the zenith of the world. Three more failed attempts owing to bad weather and even an earthquake followed, including a heartbreaking reversal just 100m from the top in 2016 when a blizzard suddenly descended.

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Double amputee Xia Boyu summits Everest 02:05. (CNN) It took five attempts and four decades for Chinese climber Xia Boyu to step onto the roof of the world. On his first Everest attempt in 1975, Xia got frostbite and had to have his feet -- and later his legs -- amputated.

Xia Boyu , a 69-year-old double amputee , vows to reach the top of Mount Everest . After four failed attempts, double # amputee #Chinese climber Xia Boyu , aged 70, successfully climbed #MtEverest. Boyu is also the first mountaineer to scale Everest this spring season.

  'I Hate It.' Double-Amputee Climber Xia Boyu Vows Never to Return to Everest © Getty “I thought it was probably my last chance to realize my dream,” Xia says. “But when I thought of my five young Sherpa guides, I decided not to risk their lives because my own selfish interests. So I made the toughest decision if my life: abort climbing.”

Peak of Mount Everest Above Clouds in Tibet. © Getty Peak of Mount Everest Above Clouds in Tibet. Although Xia acted responsibility, the Nepali government decided last December to ban those who are disabled, blind, under-16 or climbing solo from Everest due to the extra risk they pose to others on the mountain. Xia calls that decision “discrimination” as “everyone has the right to pursue their dreams.”

Climber in Mount Everest,Himalayan © Getty Climber in Mount Everest,Himalayan The debate over who deserves to be on the mountain — known as Sagarm?th? in Nepali and Chomolungma in Tibetan — continues to rage, though a legal injunction putting the ban under review provided Xia with a window to complete his climb. “I thought I would be crowing and quoting heroic verse and dancing with ecstasy when I reached the peak of Everest,” he adds. “But when I got there, I realized I was always going to make it sooner or later.”

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A Chinese climber who lost both legs to frostbite on Everest four decades ago is hoping to finally reach the summit after Nepal’s top court overruled a controversial government ban on blind and double amputee climbers .

Xia Boyu is the first double amputee to be given a permit to climb the world’s highest mountain. The tenacious climber returned to Everest in 2014 but an avalanche killed 16 sherpa guides early in the season, forcing most expeditions to call off their summit bids.

  'I Hate It.' Double-Amputee Climber Xia Boyu Vows Never to Return to Everest © Getty

Still, the expedition was not without peril. On the way down, Xia’s stumps swelled up from the exertion so they didn’t fit properly in the artificial legs. “There were two times when my artificial leg was stuck in the ice and it was impossible to move,” he says. “That was the scariest moment for me.”

  'I Hate It.' Double-Amputee Climber Xia Boyu Vows Never to Return to Everest © Getty But now back down in the comfortable 2,303 m (7,556 ft) elevation of the Chinese capital, Xia feels released from his lifetime burden, and free to plan his next move. “First, I need a long rest,” he says. “I haven’t decided the next goal I’m going to conquer.”

Maybe a return to the roof of the world? “No way, perhaps somewhere else,” he says. “I’m never going back to Everest again.”

With reporting and video by Zhang Chi / Beijing

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