Omantribune
Oman Tribune
Omantribune
Omantribune Search News
Web Oman
    Google Search Button
      Tribune
- Oman
- Soccer World Cup
- Other Top Stories
- Middle East
- Business
- Sports
- India
- Pakistan
- Asia
- Europe
- Americas
- Columnists
- Editorial
- Oman Mirror
- Special Features
- Cinema
- PDF Pages
- Weather
- Travel
- Currency Rate
- Hospitals
- Pharmacies
- Services
- Flight Timings
- Museum Timings
Omantribune Home Omantribune About Us Omantribune Advertising Information Omantribune Archives Omantribune Subscribe-Form Omantribune Jobs Omantribune Contact Us
Saturday, October 25, 2014  

Amputee climber scales Himalayan peak
KATHMANDU A Hungarian climber who lost his right leg in a climbing accident last year has scaled the world’s fourth-highest mountain with a prosthetic leg, his expedition said.

Romanian-born Zsolt Eross, 43, who in 2002 became the first Hungarian to reach the top of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, reached the 8,516-metre peak of Lhotse on Saturday.

“Following the successful summit, the two climbers made it back to the 7,900-metre Camp 4 late at night and now they’re at Camp 3,” the report from Budapest said on Sunday.

“They are well but tired.”

In a video message from his crew posted on YouTube and dated May 15, Eross said he was putting the prosthesis under “quite a bit of stress” but
it was handling well.

  “I still have to take it off quite a bit and adjust it, sometime in sensitive situations like the other day in a storm under the Lhotse wall, so there are still some inconveniences,” he said.  

“But overall, it’s good.”  

Eross, whose family name means “strong,” suffered compound fractures of both legs in a fall in Slovakia’s Tatra mountains in January 2010, requiring amputation of his right leg below the knee.   

But he began his comeback as soon as he was released from hospital. He attempted to climb Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth-highest peak, in September, but was turned back due to bad weather.  

The media-shy Eross has already climbed nine of the world’s 14 mountains higher than 8,000 metres, including Nanga Parbat —  known as the “Killer Mountain” — which he summitted in 1999. His goal is to climb as many of the peaks as possible.  

New Zealander Mark Inglis set the gold standard among amputee climbers in 2006, when he became the first double amputee to summit Everest.

Reuters
NEWS UPDATES
Oman
Meeting recommends GCC centre for water treatment
Documentary on Oman screened in Paris
Oxy Oman signs deal to back SMEs
70 projects vie for HM e-governance award
Other Top Stories
US strikes hit militia in Kobani, Mosul dam
Canada House locked down, intruder shot dead
Sultanate, Abu Dhabi ink deal for first wind energy plant
Rowhani opposes bill to empower Islamic vigilantes
2 die after Ebola test sparks riot in Sierra Leone
Middle East
Four Blackwater guards guilty of ’07 Iraq killings
Unrest-hit Tunisian city sees no peace in sight as clock ticks on poll
Settlers grab land through shady deals
S. Arabia sentences 13 over plot to attack US soldiers
Iran lawyer up in arms over practice ban
Business
MSM surges 120 points on global cues, better earnings
Middle East equity issuance rises 43%
Oil could fall to $70 range in coming months: Moody’s
India may allow foreign firms in commercial coal mining
Wipro posts 8% rise in Q2 profit
Tainted firms feel heat of India ‘clean-up’ drive
DLF seeks relief from market ban
Beijing fears rate cut may fuel debt, property bubble
Japan hit by growing trade deficit
Total appoints new CEO after death of De Margerie
Apec to follow ‘flexible’ policies
Sports
Champions League throws up goal feast
Modest Guardiola says Bayern can do better
Ton-up Younis stands tall for Pakistan
Johnson not in Akram’s league yet, says Waqar
Utd job too big for Moyes: Alex
Scotland lifts Ghala Valley Open crown
Almouj gear up for NBO Golf Classic
AIBA suspends boxer Sarita and coaches

Sports


International

© 2013 Oman Tribune. All rights reserved. Best viewed in 800 X 600 resolution