Since having his lower leg amputated after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville has tried twice to climb the highest mountain in the world The Everest. But each time he was turned away by devastating natural disasters on and near Everest.
He wants to prove something to himself, to other veterans and to the world: That injured veterans can do anything.
He has climbed Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America, plus three of the four tallest volcanoes in Ecuador and the tallest peak in Mexico; all of which were training for Everest.
He has been to Base Camp twice. The first time was in 2014. After rigorous training in South America and climbing a 22,000 feet high peak in Nepal multiple times to acclimatize, vlog the team arrived at Everest Base Camp. They were a mere 24 hours from starting their climb to Camp 2 when an avalanche roared through the Khumbu Icefall, which separates Base Camp from Camp 2. Sixteen Nepalese guides were killed and the mountain was closed to further climbs.
But he says one always have to find the silver lining in things.The one thing in mountain climbing that you learn real quick is the mountain will always be there, it’s not going anywhere. It’s not worth dying for. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
So the team tried again. The next year, after equally arduous training, Charlie and his team mate Tim were eating lunch at Everest Base Camp when the earth shook violently. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake was centered in Nepal, killing nearly 2,000 people and causing avalanches on Everest. The government deemed the risk too great and the mountain was again closed.
But he has not given up. He claims that he has to make lemonade with lemons life has handed down to him.
His motto: “ Life always seems to give you a challenge. It’s whether we step up to the challenge or give up”