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  • Published: 1 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775532217
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Legs On Everest

The Full Story of His Most Remarkable Adventure Yet


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The remarkable story of how a double amputee from New Zealand made it to the top of Mt Everest - and back down again.

The remarkable story of how a double amputee from New Zealand made it to the top of Mt Everest - and back down again.

On 15 May 2006 double amputee Mark Inglis fulfilled a childhood ambition: to stand on the summit of the highest mountain in the world. Legs on Everest follows his preparation for the Everest attempt and shows that getting there is only half the journey - you have to get back down again alive!

Told in Mark's distinctive voice that makes you feel like you are there with him. It's full of gripping detail, providing a fascinating insight into the world of extreme mountaineering. It's also humorous, deeply moving and entertaining.

  • Pub date: 1 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775532217
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the Author

Mark Inglis

Mark Inglis, author of mountaineering adventure memoirs, became an amputee at the age of 23 after being trapped in an ice cave on Aoraki Mt Cook for 13 days and suffering major frostbite. Since then he has become a research scientist, made award-winning wines, won a silver medal in cycling at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games and climbed Aoraki Mt Cook again. The story of his ordeal trapped in an ice cave on Aoraki, and his later return to the mountain, are recounted in No Mean Feat. In 2006, he made it to the summit of Mt Everest, the first double amputee to conquer the world’s highest mountain. Legs on Everest tells of his return to Aoraki 20 years after he lost his legs, and the start of the long journey that would culminate in his successful Everest expedition. Both books were later brought out in teen editions with accompanying resources: No Mean Feat as To the Max, and Legs on Everest as Hi-tech Legs on Everest, co-authored with Sarah Ell. Inglis now works as a motivational speaker, and also leads treks through the Himalayas and in the mountains of New Zealand. A first-class honours degree in human biochemistry from Lincoln University led to research in leukaemia. He has set up a charity in Kathmandu called Limbs4All, and is an Adventure Plus ambassador for NZ Scouts, and an ambassador for Blue Lagoon Cruise line, for Disabled Riding NZ, and for Outward Bound NZ . In 2009 he was a delegate and panellist at the United Nations-partnered Global Creative Leadership Summit in New York, and in 2011 was both a presenter at TEDx Chicago and a guest for the Oxygen series in the UK. He is an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the disabled, and has been awarded an honoris causa Doctorate of Natural Resources and the Fervent Love of Lives Medal.

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