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What did he do, you ask? Well, he summited Aconcagua, the 22,841-ft behemoth of a mountain in the South of Argentina, that also happens to be the tallest mountain in the Southern and Western Hemispheres. Now, never mind the fact that we have labeled this number one on OUR Gadling Lifelist series. That was just a matter of circumstance. I'd just read something about it and so posted the piece. We'll be doing many more Lifelist pieces in the near future, by the way.
So it took my friend Erik Riegler some three weeks to get acclimated and to reach the summit, and as you can see by this series of photos on Kodak (which I hope you CAN see), Aconcagua looks both brutally hard, and surprisingly barren. But despite its enormous height, it is not THAT hard to climb, at least it's not if yo ukeep yourself to the easiest route up. Technically, I understand it can be done by relative novices. The key is to acclimatize so you don't end up with cerebral or pulmonary edema. So, here's raising a glass to Erik and his effort. Nice job, dude.