Mark's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Yankee Kiwis

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Hanmer Springs, Canterbury New Zealand

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 6

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 6

MARK INGLIS

Mountaineer/Winemaker/Speaker

“For me, it's just another opportunity to be able to excel. It's another opportunity to be able to form people's visions of what they think a disabled person is.”

INTERESTS:

Action Sports

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Confidence Fear Opportunity Passion Struggle

TAGS:

amputee, change, competence, double amputee, mountain climbing, mountaineering, mt. everest, positivity

BIOGRAPHY:

Mark Inglis began his mountaineering career early and worked as a search and rescue climber. In November 1982, he and a fellow climber were trapped in an ice cave for thirteen days. Mark lost part of both of his legs to severe frostbite. He continued to climb, however, and became the first double amputee to summit Mount Everest. He was given the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2003. When Mark is not climbing, he works as a motivational speaker.

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