climber to present flag
lower-leg amputee to climb the world's highest mountain will
present the Minnesota flag he carried to the owners of a new
Duluth medical business Tuesday.
will present the flag during an open house at Northern Orthotic
& Prosthetic Center, 925 E. Superior St. The open house is 2-6
p.m., with a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m.
who lost his lower left leg in a 2000 motorcycle accident, reached
the summit of 29,035-foot-tall Mount Everest on May 16, using
an artificial leg supplied by the Two Harbors-based High Exposure
was launched by the late climber Ed Hommer of Duluth, a double
amputee who championed access tosophisticated prosthetics to
enable amputees to lead active lives. Hommer and Nawang planned
to scale Everest together, but Hommer died while training on
a Washington mountain in 2002. Northern Orthotic & Prosthetic
Center co-owner Tom Halvorson worked with Nawang during two
visits to Duluth before last spring's climb.