Marine Who Lost His Leg Climbs To The Top Of Mt. Everest

Marine Who Lost His Leg Climbs To The Top Of Mt. Everest

Marine Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville reached the top of the world’s tallest mountain on Thursday.

30-year-old Linville lost his leg in Afghanistan, and also suffered a severe brain injury when a bomb that he was defusing went off back in 2011.

Despite his injuries, Linville was determined to climb Mt. Everest, and he succeeded on his third attempt.

“Charlie Linville has officially made history as the first combat wounded #veteran to ever reach the top of Mount Everest. He couldn’t have reached the top of the world without your support and encouragement. With this accomplishment, Operation 7 Summits is complete!” The Heroes Project announced on Instagram.

The group uses the climbs to empower wounded veterans and inspire them to do great things.

“I was looking for something to completely change myself… and really get rid of the demons that were created from war,” Linville told CBS in April before leaving on his journey.

And on Thursday, Linville reached the 29,000-foot summit on his third attempt.
Credit: The Heroes Project
Credit: The Heroes Project

He is living proof that perseverance pays off.

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[Featured Image Credit: Instagram- The Heroes Project]