Former Gurkha soldier Hari Budha Magar, who lost both legs in Afghanistan in 2010, has become the first double above-the-knee amputee to climb Mount Everest as part of his quest to change perceptions about what is possible for people with a disability. "My life changed in a blink of an eye," he says. "But whatever happens, you can still lead a fulfilling life." Hundreds of supporters and officials, including Nepal's tourism minister, greeted him at Kathmandu airport. Magar, who was born in a remote mountain village in Nepal and was later recruited by the British army, now lives with his family in Canterbury, England. As well as dealing with his own disabilities, Magar had to go to the Supreme Court to overturn Nepal's ban on disabled people climbing high mountains.

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