Live Blog: 65 Degrees North ‘The Roof of the Americas’
65 Degrees North have set out to summit ‘The Roof of the Americas’, Mt. Aconcagua.
Mt. Aconcagua, is the highest mountain in South America, North America and outside of the Himalaya (Asia), by extension, the highest point in both Western and Southern Hemispheres. Its name originates from the Quechua Ackon Cahuak and translates as: ‘Sentinel of Stone’.
65 Degrees North is an organisation that seeks to help in the rehabilitation of wounded or damaged ex-servicemen and women by offering the opportunity to participate in challenging adventure. Changing the perception of physical and mental disability through the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ 65DN hope to inspire and motivate others to overcome, achieve and succeed.
Follow the highs and lows as the team prepare for one of the toughest challenges they will face, or find the team's JustGiving page here.
Sunday 21st January
They've done it! They have reached the roof of the Americas!
Saturday 20th January
The team spent Day 11 on Mt Aconcagua acclimatising & preparing. Al passed the flag to Jason & later a phone call with Simon’s Dad, Mike, on the #iSatPhone2 gave them all the extra bit of determination & strength they will need for the summit bid!#FollowTheFlag#ACO2018pic.twitter.com/hj4SmZkztY
Danny refuses to be defined by #PTSD & believes positive outcomes can, & will impact on his future. Taking part in adventurous challenge allows him to overcome adversity & reinforce his belief that he can achieve anything, proving there is life #BeyondInjury#MondayMotivatonpic.twitter.com/SEMk6ixn2s
The team have arrived at base camp! They are now at 4200m and are starting to feel the first effects of altitude but everyone is in high spirits
Thursday 11th January:
11/01/2018Further updates from the #ACO2018 team. Once again they trekked for several hours in fierce temperatures and were relieved to reach Camp 2. The team aim to continue the live videos at 8PM this evening, UK time, on the 65 Degrees North Facebook Page. Keep up the hoofing work lads!
The team have trekked for several hours in blistering heat through a valley of rock... they have now arrived at the 1st camp for the night ahead of their mules! Team morale is high and they are grateful for all the messages of support!#FollowTheFlag#ACO2018#RMfamilypic.twitter.com/AdwrKMGx5m
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