Congenital Amputee Will Attempt to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

October 14, 2011 Updated Oct 14, 2011 at 11:52 AM EDT

...

Congenital Amputee Will Attempt to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

October 14, 2011 Updated Oct 14, 2011 at 11:52 AM EDT

A 25-year-old congenital amputee will attempt to climb 19,000-foot Mount Kilimanjaro without prosthetics early next year, according to Atlanta television station WGCL.

Kyle Maynard, a 25-year-old  from Georgia, plans to attempt the feat in January in order to raise awareness for disabled children in Africa, according to the report.

Maynard, who was born with a condition known as congenital amputation, and his arms end at the elbows and his legs at the knees.

"Kilimanjaro will be the toughest test I've ever faced," Maynard told WGCL.

Watch video and read the WGCL story HERE.