GWT Ambassador: Hari Budha Magar

Hari is a Nepali record-breaking mountaineer. In 2017, Hari climbed Mera Peak, becoming the first double above knee amputee to summit a mountain taller than 6,000m. He has also summited Mont Blanc (4,810m), Kilimanjaro (5,895m), and Chulu Far East (6,059m), but he’s not finished yet… His next goal is to climb Mount Everest in 2023, and he will be the first ever double above knee amputee to attempt this summit.

Over the course of his life, Hari has had to overcome immense hardship and adversity. He was born in a small, remote village in Western Nepal, and grew up in a civil war that killed more than 17,000 people. Hari joined the British Army at 19 years old and served 15 years with The Royal Gurkha Rifles. In 2010, he was injured while serving in Afghanistan and lost both of his legs above the knee.

Despite this adversity, Hari was determined to challenge himself and reach new heights. He trained hard to climb mountains across the globe, setting new world records. He has made major TV appearances and has shared his inspiring story with readers around the world via The Telegraph, CNN, Metro, and more.

Hari inspires people to aim for the best, whilst helping them prepare for the worst. He encourages others to accept who they are, take on new challenges and follow their dreams. He continues to campaign for ‘universal accessibility’, and champions awareness of disabilities around the world.

“I have dedicated my life to raising awareness of disability and inspiring others to conquer their dreams.”

In February 2022 Hari became an ambassador for The Gurkha Welfare Trust. Our ambassadors work in partnership with us to help widen our appeal, reach new audiences, and promote our cause. We are incredibly proud to have Hari as our first ambassador and look forward to working closely with him to help raise awareness of our vital work in Nepal.

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