“Let’s open the door of Success, saying NO to disability, which is just an excuse for the ones who soon give-up. Disability is not an excuse, it’s a different version of confidence that boosts disabled ones to achieve something and stand as a role model out of usual crowd”.
This is the best proved with an unbelievable achievement by a person in the early hours of sunrise. The 46- year old Zhang Hong, who became the first Asian person who is blind and also the third person in the world, swarm up Mount Everest on Monday.
Zhang Hong was born in the Southwestern city of Chongqing. Unfortunately, Zhang lost his sight at the age of 21 due to glaucoma. He was inspired by Erik Weihenmayer, a blind American Mountaineer who scaled Everest in the year 2001 and began training under the guidance of his mountain friend Qiang Zi. Nepal reopened Mount Everest in April for foreigners after it was shut last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 46-year old Chinese Zhang Hong has scaled the tallest peak in the world from the Nepal side, becoming the first blind man in Asia and the third in the world to climb Mount Everest.
SAYING NO TO DISABILITY
“No matter if you’re disabled or normal, whether you have lost your eyesight or you have no legs or hands, it doesn’t matter as long as you have a strong mind, you can always complete a thing that other people say you can’t,” Zhang told Reuters. He completed the 8,849 metre-high Himalayan feat on May 24 along with three high altitude guides and returned to the base camp on Thursday.
“I was still very scared because I couldn’t see where I was walking, and I couldn’t find my centre of gravity, so sometimes I would fall,” said Zhang. “But I kept thinking because even though it was hard, I had to face those difficulties, this is one component of climbing, there are difficulties and dangers and this is the meaning of climbing”.
He now stands as an inspiration to millions of people across the globe. He now stands as an answer to all those who doubt themselves on achieving something they dream about. He became a true meaning of success to the face of the world which is full of people who give up way too soon with silly excuses. He with this jaw dropping and heart whelming achievement has broken doors of impossibilities and stood as a definition for any damn possibility with great success of reaching heights of sky to the face of the world.