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Amputee gets boots on for mountain challenge

Posted 30 November 2011
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Amputee gets boots on for mountain challenge
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A former soldier who had a leg amputated after a roadside bomb incident in Afghanistan has put on some hiking boots to train for the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro.

Lance Corporal Johno Lee suffered the injury four years ago and his recent trip to Snowdonia marked the furthest he has ever walked on a prosthetic leg, the Reading Post reports.

He was training in the Glyderau range as part of his practice ahead of taking on Africa's highest mountain next year to raise funds for armed forces charities Pilgrim Bandits and Care for Casualties.

The lance corporal told the paper: "There is life after amputation. There's nothing an amputee cannot do as long as their minds are in the right place."

The Glyderau contains several popular scrambles such as the Bristly Ridge and Tryfan's north ridge and five peaks over 3,000 ft.

In addition to Tryfan, there is Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Y Gran and Elidir Fawr.
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