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Aconcagua (6,962 mt). Argentina.

Mount Aconcagua, at 6,962 mt (22,841 ft) above sea level, is located in Argentina near the Chile border. It is the highest mountain outside Asia.

The origin of the name Aconcagua may derive from the Quechuan words Ackon Cahuak (meaning "Stone Sentinel") or Ancho Cahuac (meaning "White Sentinel"). Aconcagua was first summited in 1897, however traces of Inca civilization and culture were discovered around the summit.

The Climb

39 days and the Aconcagua expedition will begin. This is very exciting and I can't wait to get the ball rolling. Training continue smoothly (well, today I am kind of feverish so will take it easy and move back in full gear tomorrow), as well the equipment preparation.

We will be guided by Grajales, the oldest and best known guiding company in Argentina. The...
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Fundacion Leer is the Argentine leading NGO that promotes literacy amongst children and youth aged 0-18, serving 1.7 million children nationwide, since its creation in 1997. The mission of Fundacion Leer is to ensure that all young children enter school ready to learn and equipped to succeed and to support their efforts to achieve the reading skills they will need to become active citizens. Fundacion Leer operates at a national level while retaining a strong local presence and its programs are implemented in schools, libraries, hospitals, and community, correctional and recreational centers.

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