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.
"That's my baby, that's my baby." -- Lisa Horvath, watching her daughter Mandy scoot up Pikes Peak. Brief snow stopped, rainbow came out. pic.twitter.com/a2QhFLbKdX— Seth Boster (@SethBoster) June 13, 2018
She is doing the thing. A crowd has gathered here at the summit. pic.twitter.com/ITtP41CEmo— Seth Boster (@SethBoster) June 13, 2018
Double amputee Mandy Horvath is surrounded by family and has summited Pikes Peak after three days and four nights of crawling. pic.twitter.com/q3yAVACFTg— Seth Boster (@SethBoster) June 14, 2018