Nine-year-old Tyler Armstrong claims to be the youngest to summit Aconcagua.
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Peruvian Holmes Pantoja Bayona claims to have climber South America’s highest point in 13 hours:
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 about 55 square miles out of the park’s total area of 700 square miles The imposing granite spires and vast glaciers in Torres del Paine are a magnet for foreign tourists, especially during the Southern Hemisphere summer from December-February. Dozens of campers were evacuated when the fire was at its height earlier this week. Smoke obscured the park’s spectacular views, but the fire never reached the most popular parts of the park, which lies near the bottom of the continent. Explorer Web reports that two climbers are still missing in the fire. There’s a lot of info on the park via Google.
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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.
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