Reached the Summit of Aconcagua!!!
On 30 Dec 2012 @ 2:31PM, I reached the summit of Aconcagua.
Despite constant mind-numbing headaches, extreme exhaustion, and poor acclimatization, I pushed my body to its limits to reach the peak after 9 hours of what can only be described as pure heart. Few thought I could make it after spending 4 nights at base camp (4 days before the 4 day push to the summit) with virtually no improvement in my physical state and my confidence shattered.
Standing at 6962m, Aconcagua is the highest peak in South America. The highest peak in the Southern Hemisphere. The highest peak outside the Himalayas. The undisputed pinnacle of the Americas.
4 of the 7 summits completed! 3 to go!
Here a video of the final steps to the summit.