Despite War Wounds, 3 US Vets Climb Kilimanjaro

August 13, 2010 by  
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Lauren Frayer Contributor

AOL News (Aug. 12) – Three U.S. war veterans who lost their legs in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, have hiked, crawled and clawed their way to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro atop five prosthetic legs and only one good leg among them.

The trio took six days to climb Africa’s tallest mountain, 19,340 feet high, as part of the Warfighter Sports Challenge, a series of extreme sports events for permanently disabled veterans. They topped Kilimanjaro in Tanzania over the weekend and scrambled down — what some call the toughest part, especially on prosthetics — on Wednesday…Continued

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