Double-amputee summits Pikes Peak after 3 days, 4 nights of crawling

Double-amputee Mandy Horvath reached the summit of Pikes Peak Wednesday evening after three days and four nights of crawling. (Photo by Seth Boster, The Gazette)
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (The Gazette) - Update 6:34 p.m.

Double-amputee Mandy Horvath reached the summit of Pikes Peak Wednesday evening after three days and four nights of crawling.

Update 1:53 p.m.

Mandy Horvath is less than a mile from summiting, according to her manager on the ground who's been in contact with her and her climbing partner, Daniel Pond. Terrain allowed for quicker travel, the manager said.

Horvath's family and media were on the way to the Pikes Peak Highway to meet the duo, who could finish before 5 p.m. as previously planned.

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Update: At 11:47 a.m. Wednesday, Mandy Horvath's partner, Daniel Pond, in a text message said they had just passed the 2-mile mark from the summit. Earlier, he had said they were "going a lot slower today."

"Her hands are definitely strained," reads a message from Horvath's manager on the ground, who said a support crew was driving to the top and hiking down to deliver supplies. A rescue team was at the ready if called upon, the manager said, but Pond in a text message said that they were safe and that Horvath was "unstoppable."

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