Sixty-nine-year-old Xia Boyu won’t let his age stop him from summiting Everest.
The double amputee climbing 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.