Amputee With Ambition: Man Plans To Face Near Impossible Feat (VIDEO)

By Michael Klopfenstein

July 3, 2013 Updated Jul 3, 2013 at 11:08 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – A local man who lost his legs plans on climbing the tallest U.S. summit this weekend.

Think about what it would be like to climb the tallest mountain. Now think about trying to do it with no legs.

That's exactly what 50-year old Cameron Tribolet and his wife are doing this weekend.

Tribolet lost his legs in an accident in 1986, and has been walking using prosthetics.

He's been training for the past seven months to climb Mount Whitney, which is the highest summit in the United States at over 14,000 feet tall.

Tribolet says that says being handicapped shouldn't keep anyone from doing everything they want to do.

"It's knowing that I can do it, basically.” Tribolet said. “When it's done I can inspire others, I can show other disabled guys that look, just because you're in a wheelchair doesn't mean that your life is over. There's just a different way of doing it."

He’s looking forward to standing at the top of the mountain with his wife in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary.




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