War Vets Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on One Human Leg


Want to feel bad about yourself for not going to the gym yesterday, or all summer, for that matter? Oh, three war vets of, respectively, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam, made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro last Saturday. The trip took six days, and among them, they had but one human leg — and five prosthetics. Fake legs fell off along the way, stumps became infected, and tumbles were had, but they made it!

“The feeling was total exhaustion and total exhilaration,” said Kirk Bauer, executive director of Disabled Sports USA and a 62-year-old Vietnam veteran, of his 45 minutes on the summit.

Okay, we’re going to, like, go for a walk or something.