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Hari Budha Magar

Serving for 15 years in the British Army’s legendary Gurkha regiment, Hari has transformed from injured veteran to record breaking mountaineer. Hari, originally from Nepal, served across five continents with the Royal Gurkha Rifles, and in 2010, lost his legs in Afghanistan after stepping on an improvised explosive device.


About Hari Budha Magar

After this life changing event which resulted in Hari having two below-knee amputations, he made it his mission to inspire and change perceptions with regards to disability globally. And, on 19th May 2023, he realised this vision and became the first double above-knee amputee to climb Mount Everest. A feat, for which he has been awarded a Guinness World Record.

Outside of this monumental achievement, Hari seizes the opportunity to blaze new trails for people with disabilities. He has set numerous records for people with disabilities on other mountains (including Ben Nevis, Mont Blanc, Kilimanjaro, Mount Toubkal, Chulu Far East and Mera Peak), has kayaked around the Isle of Wight, completed multiple skydives, paraglided, bungee jumped and competed internationally as a para-skier and golfer, as well as also becoming the first person to reach Everest base camp with prosthetic legs in 2022.

Hari is a champion of removing limits, demonstrating resilience and innovation and showing the effects of a positive mindset. He believes having a disability doesn’t have to be life limiting, it is all about adaptation. Through his challenges, Hari wants to raise awareness of disability and positively change the way people with a disability are perceived and how they perceive themselves.

Hari has developed motivational speeches for organisations around the UK, Nepal and overseas, as well as sharing his experiences with schools, universities, and army training centres.

To book Hari Budha Magar, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Hari Budha Magar’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Resilience
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Adaption
  • Innovation
  • Mindset
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Disability Awareness
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"Hari has immense presence - strong, authentic, humble. To hear his story and know he climbed to the highest point on Earth as the first double above-knee amputee is truly inspiring. The applause lifted the roof of the Royal Geographical Society auditorium. And he left us in no doubt that he will succeed in climbing his next Everest to campaign for people with disabilities around the world."

Royal Geographical Society

"Hari Budha Magar is an authentic and down-to-earth motivational speaker. His success personifies the saying ‘Be urgent about making the effort, and patient about seeing the results.’ Allow his phenomenal story and his sincerity to move your heart and open your mind to the infinite possibilities of human strength when going through trials and tribulations."

FWD Insurance

"Hari delivered a really powerful and thought-provoking session for the National Grid People Team Offsite. It’s been an absolute delight to work with Hari and his team to tailor the session to make it as impactful as possible to the audience and the feedback we have received since has been incredibly positive. Thank you."

National Grid

"Thank you to Hari for his recent talk at Hastings Direct – the team were very inspired by Hari’s inspirational stories, delivered in such a way that was relevant to our organisation’s objectives, with lots of positive feedback and a real buzz around the room going on well into the evening. Hari has a very professional support team helping him to customise his presentations and talks and ensure that he is fully prepared and briefed to deliver on the day. We have already recommended Hari to speak at events with other business units internally."

Hastings Insurance

"Hari delivered an amazing keynote speech at the British Ex- Forces in Business Awards. His incredible achievements speak for themselves but the way he tells his story with such humility, while promoting a message which resonates with every person, is what really creates a connection with the audience. The two standing ovations, and multiple applauses throughout his speech, were clearly testament to just how well his keynote was received. Hari is a tremendously inspirational individual."

British Ex-Forces in Business Awards

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