An Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran won’t let his war injuries stand in the way of achieving his dream of climbing the world’s tallest mountain.
Charlie Linville, who had his right leg and some fingers blown off in an improvised explosive device attack in 2011, is currently in Nepal preparing to take his second shot at climbing the famed Mount Everest wearing a special metal foot equipped with a climbing boot.
“I don’t think Everest is too risky,” Linville told Fox News. “It’s been a good, solid couple years of training. I’m in probably better shape than the average person that’s going to climb Everest this year.”
His first attempt last year was scratched after 16 Sherpa guides were killed in an avalanche.
Linville told the New York Post’s Page Six that he has unselfish reasons for his mission.
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“This is not about myself,” Linville said. “It is to inspire other veterans and amputees to get up and accomplish their goals and have a meaningful life.”
He told Page Six that he ran a triathlon three months after having his leg amputated simply because doctors told him he couldn’t.
That steel-like resolve so many of our veterans have is why no one should bet against Linville
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