Leslie Binns, a military veteran who served in
the British Army in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, is back to finish what he
started in 2016. Last season on Everest, Binns was working his way up a fixed
line about 500 meters from the summit, when heard screams and saw
another climber, Sunita Hazra from India, falling down the line toward him.
Binns broke her fall and helped her get steady, but Hazra collapsed shortly
after. Binns gave her his oxygen and aborted his summit attempt to help her
back to camp. He is credited with saving her life. Binns, who is blind in his
left eye from an explosion he endured in Afghanistan, hopes to make it all the
way to the summit in 2017, and raise awareness around the fact that wounded
soldiers can still achieve great heights.