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American with no limbs training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro WITHOUT using any prosthetic limbs

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    Deshbhakt Senior Member

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    It is an icy, 19,340ft climb that has challenged the most hardened and seasoned of athletes.

    But for 25-year-old Kyle Maynard, the ascent to top of Mount Kilimanjaro will be more than an incredible test of will - it will be a physical feat never accomplished before.

    Mr Maynard, a quadriplegic, is training for a January trek to the highest peak in Africa. But incredibly, he will attempt to do it with no prosthetics. Mr Maynard suffers from congenital amputation, which left him with no arms beyond his elbows and no legs below his knees. Speaking to CBS News, he called the challenge the 'toughest test I ever faced'.

    Read more: Kyle Maynard training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro WITHOUT using prosthetic limbs | Mail Online