Author(s): Mark Inglis
In May 2006 Mark Inglis made the front page yet again. This time it was for achieving his long-held dream of making it to the summit of Mt Everest. But once again his achievement was not without controversy, as it soon became known that his climbing party had passed a dying man on its way, and continued to the summit. The media frenzy that followed contained extremes of both criticism and support for the double amputee.This is the story of Mark's climb to the top of the world.
First published 2006.
Mark Inglis is a climber, an inspirational speaker and an adventurer. At the age of 23, he lost both legs below the knee after survivng for 13 days in an ice cave on Mt Cook during prolonged bad weather. Since then he has set himself many targets - physical, academic and professional - and has succeeded in them all.