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