Victor Rimac from Huaraz conquers Everest

A fter having previously having summited Dhaulagiri in 2014, Manaslu in 2015, and Cho-Oyu in 2016, on his Facebook page Víctor Rimac announces to have conquered the highest mountain in the world. Peru´s hottest prospect in mountaineering had told friends earlier this year that he was going for Mount Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 metres, although insiders knew his real goal this year was Mount Everest. Rimac Trejo stated that he reached the top on the 21st and without the use of supplemental oxygen.

The Huaraz Telegraph spoke briefly with Victor´s close friend Julián Ángeles Ríos who said to be emotional and happy for Victor. Ángeles stated not to have had direct contact with Víctor but said hoping to hear from him soon. He also said to hope that Richard Hidalgo from Lima will also be able to make the top this year. ¨It would be fantastic for our country to have two Peruvians summiting Everest in one year¨. In 1992, Augusto Ortega Pacheco from Huaraz became the first ever Peruvian to reach the summit of  Mount Everest – a feat that was repeated by Silvia Vásquez-Lavado in 2016, making her the first ever Peruvian woman to reach the highest point on earth.

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