- n the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)
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- Illinois man climbs Mount Everest for marriage equality
CHICAGO -- A veteran mountain climber is training to ascend Mount Everest to increase awareness for marriage equality in Illinois. Chicagoan Joe Rudy says he thinks the mountain climb isn’t much different than the fight for gay rights. The 26-year-old Rudy has already climbed Mount McKinley and Aconcagua. A fundraiser will be held for Rudy on June 27 at Primitive Gallery in Chicago. Proceeds ...
June 20, 2013 - KMOV St. Louis
- Evelina Tshabalala in Independent Online
All the mountains are tough, but each is different,says Tshabalala. "This one [Aconcagua] was very cold and windy. I was focusing very hard, concentrating and telling myself that I want to make my country proud. I told myself I know what...
- Annabelle Bond in Aspen Times
Aconcagua almost killed me. I went to the hospital twice for frostbite - toes, toes. I was lucky I didn't lose any, but I couldn't feel my feet for five or six weeks, and not only that, I lost all my toenails,Bond said.