Double Amputee Summits Pikes Peak

June 14, 2018
Photo: Mandy Horvath Manitou Incline
Mandy Horvath lost both her legs in an accident four years ago. On April 23, 2018, she climbed the Manitou Incline, and plans to return June 10 to conquer Pikes Peak too.

University of Colorado student Mandy Horvath, a double-amputee who told us earlier this month about her plans to climb Pikes Peak, has reached the summit.  

She started climbing on Sunday, June 10, and finished the trek late Wednesday, accompanied by a friend. Her family came from Missouri to meet her at the top.

Horvath lost her legs after a train accident several years ago. She decided to climb Pikes Peak to celebrate her 25th birthday, and is the first double amputee to summit the 14er.