Colorado Amputee to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro – Needs New Gear
A double-amputee from Colorado is in training to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. If successful, she will become the first woman to crawl to one of the eight summits of the world.
As you can imagine, she'll need special gear to complete her goal. Before setting out on this endeavor, she could use your assistance.
Famous Colorado Mountain Climber
Mandy Horvath, 27, a resident of Colorado Springs, lost both legs above the knee in a tragic accident. Since then, she's been spotted conquering various climbs such as Manitou Incline and Pikes Peak. She accomplishes this by "walking" with her hands.
In Training for Next Adventure
Yesterday, May 13, 2021, Mandy posted this video on Youtube.
Your eyes do not deceive you - that's a trash bag she's wearing around her lower body. As you can imagine, certain pieces of adaptive gear are required for Mandy to complete these climbs.
Via Youtube, she issued the following statement:
My name is Mandy Horvath, I am a 27 year old female bi-lateral above knee amputee most prominently known for climbing mountains and monuments. That's a mouthful, right? My next crawling ascent is of Mount Kilimanjaro. In just under a month I will be traveling to Tanzania in Africa. If the expedition is successful I will become the first woman to crawl to one of the 8 summits of the world. As an adaptive athlete the gear I will need is costly, and several of my garments/gear will need altered or fabricated to fit my needs. Any help is sincerely appreciated, please share.
Help Her to Accomplish This Goal
For more information on Mandy Horvath and her climbing adventures, visit mandyhorvath.com.
If you're interested in assisting her to acquire the needed gear, you can contribute to her GoFundMe account at https://gofund.me/798276d5.