Good News: Double Leg Amputee Reaches Summit Of Pikes Peak

 

It took three grueling days, but Mandy Horvath reached the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. It’s an impressive accomplishment for anyone to climb 14,115-feet above sea-level, but she climbed to the summit of one of the state’s famed fourteeners as a double leg amputee.

Horvath made it to the top using her hands to move her body up the 7,600-feet of rocky elevation to the summit over the course of 74 hours. But the exposure, lack of oxygen, and beat-up hands didn’t stop her and she kept moving up 13-miles of trail, finishing the climb and getting cheers from a nearby crowd when she reached the top.

This isn’t Horvath’s first impressive climb, she was also the first female double amputee to ascend the Manitou Incline, which is a trail that climbs 2,000 feet in less than a mile.

Source: Out There Colorado

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