Charlie Linville:Ex-Marine and amputee sets his sights on scaling Mount Everest
A former Marine who lost part of his leg in Afghanistan arrived in Tibet Monday for a new and dangerous challenge. With the help of The Heroes Project, Charlie Linville hopes to be the first combat amputee to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Jeff Glor reports on Linville's motivation to climb.
First Combat-Wounded Veteran to Summit Mount Everest, Former Marine EOD (Bomb) Technician
- Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
- US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
- US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
- Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
- Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*
Charlie Linville is the first combat wounded veteran to summit Mount Everest and complete the Seven Summits. Linville's 2014 attempt to scale Mount Everest was cut short after a deadly avalanche. In 2015, an earthquake caused severe damage in the region and led to the cancellation of climbing season; Linville and his team assisted in recovery efforts. Linville lost his foot to a below-the-knee amputation in 2013 after an IED blast in Afghanistan where he was a member of a bomb disposal unit.