Brave Or Mad Fingerless Climber
By JENNY ARCHER
September 26, 2015 1:34pm CST
Well, maybe a slight exaggeration, he does actually have one useable finger, which,incredibly he is using to reach the summit of Everest. Nobukazu Kuriki, has already lost 9 of his fingers to Frostbite in a previous climbing attempt, and this year is the only climber out on that usually popular slope, probably something to do with the recent earthquake that hit the area. This will be his fifth attempt to reach the summit in six years, but never before with such a handicap...which doesn't seem quite the right phrase, for a man with less than ten fingers, to help him on his way. Mr Kuriki is following the same route that Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay used, in 1953, becoming the first to reach the summit.
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• Sudbury, England
26 Sep 15
Hi how are you...just getting into the swing of things here,hopefully, bit like 'home from home' but busier and so many familiar faces... I am at the moment a happy migrant, think I might just hang out here..as the others aren't paying up anyway!