Spencer West lost his legs to a genetic disorder when he was 5. Today, he made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, having climbed 80 percent of the way on his hands. He also did it while raising $500,000 for charity.
From his blog:
The moment the summit was within sight… it was incredible. We looked around -- me, David and Alex -- and realized that, after seven grueling days of relentless climbing, after 20,000 feet of our blood, sweat and tears (and, let's face it, vomit) we had actually made it. We were at the top. The summit sign seemed almost like a mirage. Then it sunk in. We made it. To the top of the mountain. The mountain that I promised to the world I would climb. The bleeding fingers and blisters were all worth it. I looked at the guys, my two buddies who dreamed up this crazy plan with me, and realized we actually finished what we started.
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