A mountaineer from Tucuman, about to reach the top of Everest.
Pablo Zelaya Huerta would arrive on May 20 at 8,848 meters from Mount Everest in honor of the Bicentennial of Independence
Tucuman mountaineer Pablo Zelaya Huerta has already climbed more than 7,000 meters from Mount Everest and in the next few days he is expected to reach the top of the highest mountain in the world, where he will leave the Argentine flag for the 200 years of the Declaration of Independence . Tucumán reached 7400m, ... The window is now just between 20-21 and if Zelaya Huerta has more than 20 years of experience in mountaineering and has climbed four times the Aconcagua (6,960 meters), the second highest peak in the world.
Before leaving for the Asian continent, he assured that this new challenge - the maximum for any mountaineer - will be in honor of the 200 years of the Declaration of Independence that will be fulfilled on July 9 in Tucumán.The Tucuman athlete, 37, is part of at least 290 mountaineers from 34 different expeditions who have obtained authorizations to undertake the climbing this season and will be accompanied by some 400 guides and assistants, according to the Spanish newspaper elmundo.es. The mountain route was reopened after an expedition of nine Nepalese Sherpas crowned the summit of Everest for the first time since the avalanche that in 2004 caused the death of 16 guides and the earthquake that left about 9,000 last year dead in the country, 19 of them on the highest mountain in the world, recalls the Spanish newspaper.
Mount Everest is in the Himalayas and marks the border between Nepal and China. In Nepal they call her "The forehead of heaven" and in China "Mother of the Universe." The mountain was named in honor of the Welsh geographer, George Everest, in 1865.Ñ