"I took this shot while climbing Argentina's 22,835-foot (6,960-meter) Cerro Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and one of the Seven Summits. We had climbed to this camp at 16,000 feet (4,877 meters) the previous day in overcast conditions, unable to see much of our surroundings as we established camp on a rocky precipice. The following morning, I unzipped my tent and was greeted with this spectacular, and perfectly framed, view of neighboring 17,920-foot (5,462-meter) Cerro Cuerno. The view provided an inspiring mental and physical boost as I continued the expedition, reaching the summit six days later along with my climbing partner, Dr. Hank Garrett."
Roger Burleigh, 42
Attorney, Intellectual Property
DIY: "I used Daniel Alessio Expediciones (www.alessio.com.ar), based in Mendoza, Argentina. Daniel, who previously held the speed-climbing record on Aconcagua, can arrange custom climbing and trekking adventures, at prices substantially less than most American-based guiding services. He and his wife have also recently opened a great B&B, Parador del Angel (www.paradordelangel.com.ar), near Mendoza."
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