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A Winemaker's Everest

New Zealander Mark Inglis overcomes odds and battles controversy to attain his highest goal
Eric Arnold
Issue: October 31, 2006

This past May, New Zealand winemaker Mark Inglis reached the summit of Mount Everest, an extraordinary accomplishment in its own right. But it's all the more amazing given that when he was 22, Inglis, now 47, was nearly conquered by Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest peak—an experience that left him a double amputee.

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