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  HOME | Bolivia

Bolivian Climber Seeks Backing for Antarctic Expedition

LA PAZ – Bolivian climber Bernardo Guarachi on Tuesday appealed to the government and private companies to support his expedition to reach the top of Vinson Massif, located in the Antarctic.

“I have to ask the country’s support because what I’m achieving is for the country,” Guarachi said during a breakfast with reporters.

He is trying to become the first Bolivian to scale the Seven Summits: the highest peaks in each of the seven continents. The 54-year-old adventurer recently ticked the boxes for Europe’s Mt. Elbrus and the Carstensz Pyramid in Oceania.

Guarachi said he needs only around $47,000 to finance the Vinson climb.

Of his two most recent experiences, he said that climbing Elbrus was easier because Russia offers a lot more logistical support and infrastructure.

The Carstensz Pyramid was harder, as Guarachi and six other climbers had to make their way across 110 kilometers (around 70 miles) of inhospitable, uninhabited jungle amid constant rain.

Previous expeditions took Guarachi to the summits of Mt. Everest, Kilimanjaro, Argentina’s Aconcagua, and Denali in Alaska.

He said his success as a climber can inspire Bolivia as a country by demonstrating that “with sacrifice one can achieve everything.”

 

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