Former US Marine Corps Sergeant Kirstie Ennis today left for the Mt Everest region aiming to be the first woman with a leg amputated above the knee to stand atop the world’s highest peak in the spring climbing season.
According to Ram Thapa Magar, managing director at HST Adventures, Kirstie along with Christopher Pollack, owner of Myrmidon Expeditions, left for Lukla to begin climbing activities in the region. “This is for the dreamers and the nonbelievers. Today’s the day. I’m Khumbu bound,” the 28-year-old, who met with an accident while serving for the US Marine in Afghanistan in 2012, posted on her Twitter page.