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  • Claire Sosna-Bowd


Life is all about adaptation, Nothing is impossible.

Yes, we did it! We created history, a first of its kind!

The first double above knee amputee to summit Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world at 15:10 hours on 19th May 2023.

It took 25 hours climbing from camp 4 to the summit and then back to camp 4. We started 21:50 and arrived back 23:00 the next day.

The journey wasn’t easy, we had to make some tough decisions along the way, but we made it.

This experience has really hit home for me that if we are passionate, disciplined, work hard and believe in ourselves, nothing can stop us from achieving our dream. We proved that “Nothing is Impossible.”

This amazing achievement wouldn’t be possible without my team; Krishna Thapa, my expedition leader and his amazing HST Adventures climb team; my family; my friends; ,my Nepalese, Gurkha, Military, UK and Canterbury communities; my sponsors and supporters around the world! Thank you from my bottom of my heart for your help, love and support which was overwhelming and second to none.

The mission doesn’t end here…. I said from the beginning there were three summits; raising the funds to make the climb possible, climbing Everest and then changing perceptions around disability.

My next mission is to continuously make awareness of disability and change perceptions around people with disability, as well as inspire and empower people with a disability. This will be my lifelong mission.

I believe that one person can change the world with help of others. I will do everything I can to make the world a slightly better place.

Through this expedition, I am raising funds for 5 amazing charities who helped me when I was at dark time in my life. I aim to raise height of Mt. Everest plus two zeros (£884,900). Please donate, even just £1 or $1 and share as far as possible. I am sure there are 884,900 people who can support!

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