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London, Mar 26: Quadruple amputee Jamie Andrew climbed the 4,478 metre (14,692 ft) high Matterhorn, which is one of the highest peaks in the Alps after losing his hands and feet to frostbite.

The Scotsman and his friend Jamie Fisher were stranded in a thick and violent snow blizzard at the top of a French Alps mountain 15 years ago, the Daily Star reported.

They had sat on an icy ledge with no food or water for five whole days and by the time a rescue helicopter arrived his hiking companion had frozen to death.

Jamie contracted hypothermia and severe frostbite and, in 1999, surgeons had no choice but to remove his limbs.

In order to leave hospital, he had to relearn every day basic tasks such as washing, dressing and feeding himself.

Incredibly, within a year of the operation he managed to begin snowboarding with the help of physiotherapy and prosthetic limbs.

He then turned his hand to marathons, sailing, swimming, triathlons and now mountaineering. (ANI)

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