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First Disabled Person To Climb Mount Everest

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On May 27, 1998, Tom Whittaker made history as the leader of his own expedition to climb Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on earth.

Tom lost his right leg below the knee in an auto accident in 1979. Tom climbs using a prosthetic leg.

A prime time CBS documentary film, "A Footprint on Everest" about the climb won the 1998 Teddy award for best adventure documentary.

Posted:  2002-09-06  2:50:22 PM

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