Mark Inglis

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.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Started mountaineering from a young age and then worked on a search and rescue team.
Lost part of each of his legs to frostbite after he and a fellow climber were trapped in an ice cave for 13 days.
Says that ever since he lost his legs, he's focused on turning his situation into an advantage.
Believes an important part of mountaineering is being okay with constantly being scared, and that set him up to overcome this huge setback.
People were always giving him compliments because he had autonomy over his disability, so he "took his foot off the gas."
One day, he stepped back and realized, "I've only scratched the surface of what a double-amputee can do."
Became the first double-amputee to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Says, "I'm not disabled; I just have the opportunity to live my life in a different way."
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Chemistry, General
Lincoln University, New Zealand
Career

Career

Mountaineer / Winemaker / Speaker

I'm the first double amputee to summit Everest and I work to help other amputees through various charities.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Action Sports
Action Sports
Environment & Nature
Environment & Nature
Learning / Being Challenged
Learning / Being Challenged

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Physical Issues