Hugh Herr on his Gunks route Mechanical Boy, New York
At the age of 17, Hugh Herr lost both legs from frostbite when stranded in a blizzard on Mt Washington. Almost immediately, with no prior training, he began work on creating better prosthetics for himself so he could get back to rock climbing.
And now a Hugh Herr haiku:
Young rock-climbing god Winter’s freeze steals both his legs Changed, he makes new ones.