Boston Marathon bombing amputee scales mountain in Ecuador
BOSTON (AP) -
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet can check mountaineering off her bucket list.
The professional ballroom dancer lost a leg in the 2013 finish line attacks and ran the entire 26.2-mile race last spring. Over the weekend, she scaled Ecuador's third-highest mountain.
Haslet reached the summit of 18,996-foot Volcan Cayambe (fohl-KUHN' ky-UHM'-bay) with a team of climbers from the Range of Motion Project. The nonprofit group helps provide prosthetic limbs to people around the world who don't have access to them.
The expedition summited the snow-capped mountain Sunday.
Haslet tweeted Monday: "I can hardly put it into words."
She was cheering for the runners in 2013 when she was injured by the second of two bombs planted among the crowds. Three people were killed and more than 260 others wounded.