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    The double amputee climbing Everest
    The double amputee climbing Everest
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    The double amputee climbing Everest

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    Zoe Chen
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    Sixty-nine-year-old Xia Boyu won’t let his age stop him from summiting Everest.

    Or the fact that he’s a double amputee.

    The Chinese climber lost his legs from frostbite on Everest some four decades ago, when he was forced to turn back just below the summit.

    Now, after a recent law banning the disabled from Himalayan peaks was overturned, he’s back for his fifth attempt in May.

    For Xia, reaching the top of Everest is nothing less than fate. 

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    ZOE CHEN
    ZOE CHEN
    Zoe is a video journalist at Inkstone. Previously, she was a video journalist and producer for BBC Chinese and BBC News in Beijing.

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