CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A UVA prosthetist, which is a person who makes and fits prosthetics, has raised almost $10,000 for amputees.

Max Ronkos, who is with UVA's Department of Orthopedic Surgery, climbed a 20-thousand-foot-tall glacier-covered volcano in Ecuador.

It was through the Range of Motion Project, which raises money for prosthetics for amputees who can't access care. That's 90 percent of amputees.

"People come in on wheelchairs or homemade crutches, they might be sharing one prosthesis between five people in their town that doesn't fit correctly to them. And, for them to be able to walk out, it grants them a lot more possibility in their lives," he said.

The team he climbed with has raised $90,000 together.