Aconcagua

December 8, 2010

Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas at 6,962 m (22,841 ft), and the highest mountain outside Asia. It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the Argentine province of Mendoza. Aconcagua is the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres. It is one of the Seven Summits.

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Coming back down is mandatory

December 5, 2010

“Getting to the summit is optional, coming back down is mandatory” (Le sommet est optionnel, revenir est obligatoire). Ed Viesturs, premier américain à avoir atteint les 14 sommets de plus de 8000 mètres sur la planète et ce, sans l’apport d’oxygène additionnel.

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