April 21, 2017
Hedieh Bagheri, a student in the School of Tourism Management, recently became the first Iranian woman to summit Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas.
My expedition to Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas at 6,962 metres above sea level, was one of the great experiences of my life.
Our expedition began in Mendoza, Argentina, on Dec. 18, 2016. We were a group eight — three women and five men — with two guides. Only five us would eventually summit.
After getting our entrance permits, we traveled to Penitentes. Here, we gave our backpacks filled with camping equipment to the muleteers so that they could transfer them to the base camp. The next day, we embarked on a three-day long journey to the base camp through hills, rivers and valleys. On the way, we passed Inferior Plaza Argentina, where we saw the last native species of vegetation before climbing toward the glaciers. More...
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