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Tag Archives: South America
Nine-year-old Tyler Armstrong claims to be the youngest to summit Aconcagua. Post by Highpointers.
Peruvian Holmes Pantoja Bayona claims to have climber South America’s highest point in 13 hours:
Luis de Carlos, 60, from Naremburn in Sydney’s north, is believed to have blown off the Lanin volcano, near the border of Chile and Argentina in the Patagonian region.
The Ã¢â‚¬Å“Aconcagua CondorÃ¢â‚¬Â (Angelo Darrigo) broke his Everest hang glider height reocrd with a 9,100 meter (29,850 feet) flight over Tupungato volcano in the Andean Cordillera (Range) breaking his very own Everest 2004 altitude record.
30 year old Borja Oviedo suffered a heart attack10 metres short of the 6,962m high summit of Aconcaqua. Spanish climber dies in the Andes Wed, 11 Jan 2006, 17:32
The News Tribune reports that Rainier Mountaineering Inc. which will lose its monoply to Rainier guided climbs in 2006 plans to leads trip to 5 of the 7 summits.
Reuters reports the Czech government is offering to help pay for a fire at Chile’s most famous national park Torres del Paine in Patagonia after one of its citizen started it by kicking over a campstove. The fire burned in … Continue reading
The UPI reports that Eduard Silva died while descending Aconcaqua apparently from pulmonary edema — about 600 feet below the summit. At least nine people have died while climbing Aconcagua since 2001.