Armless Nepali aims to conquer Mt. Everest

Sudarshan Gautam has no arms but is preparing himself to conquer Mt. Everest next year. Gautam, who hails from the rural Ramecchap district of Nepal, lost his arms at 14 while vacationing with his family in Kathmandu. His arms had to be amputated after being electrocuted. But this setback has proven to be of little consequence to Gautam.

In 2005, he earned a bachelor's degree in management and commerce before moving on to his next challenge - scaling the 5,372-metre Mount Yala using his teeth, feet and the aid of sherpas.

Currently, a student at Mount Royal University, he will be cruising from one Canadian coast to the other to raise cash and awareness about disability as he makes the journey behind the wheel using just his feet. He plans to split the donations generated through his adventure among a mountaineering program for the disabled, and his own endeavour to scale the world's highest peak, planned for next March.

Through the Mount Everest expedition, Gautam hopes to raise $1 million for Nepalese orphans and disabled persons. We wish him all the best. Good on you Sudarshan!!!