Video: A Speed Ascent of Aconcagua in Argentina

Standing 6962 meters (22,841 ft) in height, Aconcagua is not only the tallest mountain in South America, it is the highest peak found anywhere outside of the Himalaya. It also happens to be a formidable challenge that thousands of climbers attempt on an annual basis, as it is often seen as a good training exercise for bigger peaks in Nepal and Tibet. In this video, we join a team of mountaineers that includes Aleksander Kirkovski, a geography teacher from Macedonia who has traveled to Argentina to attempt a speed ascent of the peak. As you’ll see, Aleksander got the adventure of a lifetime on this expedition, while giving us plenty of insight into what it takes to climb to such heights.

Shout out to my friends at ExWeb for sharing this video over the weekend.

Kraig Becker