The Matterhorn without legs or arms
Jamie Andrew, Scottish 47 years, managers in company safety at work, married, three children, in January 1999, remained blocked for five days on a ledge on the north wall of Droites, due to the storm and heavy snowfall. His companion, Jamie Fisher, did not survive to a bivouac at least 30 °, while he was saved at the last minute and taken to hospital in Chemonix: his body was 33 ° and the four limbs had to be completely frozen amputarli. But Jamie did not lose heart: a few months later could have to drive the car, in 2002 saliva to Mont Maudit, and 2004 was the summit of Kilimanjaro. The 4 August this year has reached, with two leaders, the Matterhorn that already had rejected in 2014. Following the Hörnli ridge, Jamie took six hours to rise and half an hour more to go down. It has used two steel telescopic poles attached to the stumps of the forearms, a method that had already experienced the Mont Blanc, when missed the top to two hundred meters due to bad weather, and two prosthetic legs on similar to those of carbon fibers taken from the famous South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, Paralympic champion holder of world records in his category on 100, 200, 400 meters.
(LR - Source: La Stampa 11-08-2016)