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Woman defies odds, becomes first double amputee to scale Pikes Peak after crawling for 3 days

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Colorado woman Mandy Horvath became the first double amputee to scale the state's Pikes Peak and make it to the summit on Wednesday.

What are the details?

According to KCNC-TV, Horvath's trip kicked off on Sunday.

It took her till Wednesday to scale the mountain and reach the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak.

According to KCNC, Horvath's family and friends were waiting for her when she reached the summit.

On Facebook, Horvath shared a photo of herself at the top of the summit and captioned it, "Hey Guinness World Records, can you see me now?"

How did she lose her legs?

The station reported that Horvath lost her legs in a train accident several years ago, but that didn't deter her from cresting the top of the Manitou Incline trail in April.

According to The Gazette, Horvath was slipped a date rape drug after a July 2014 night at a bar and later awoke on a set of train tracks. Her legs had already been crushed by a passing train by that point.

KCNC reported that during her climb, Horvath raised money for two nonprofits that help veterans: the Battle Buddy Foundation and Operation Ward 57.

The Gazette reported that Horvath, who has a chest tattoo that reads "Tell me that I can't and I'll show you that I can," celebrated her 25th birthday on Sunday — the day she began her ascent.

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