Keegan Reilly, from Soldotna, Alaska, celebrates after scaling the summit of Mount Elbert, the highest mountain in Colorado, in this July 2001. Paraplegic mountaineer Reilly lost the use of his legs in a car accident but still sets his sights high. On Monday, Sept. 1, he embarked up the lava-strewn slopes of Mount Fuji, literally pulling himself up the summit in a bid to make the first legless ascent of the 12,385-foot peak.

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