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Live Blog: 65 Degrees North ‘The Roof of the Americas’

22/01/2018

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.

Meet the team here.

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.

Live updates: 

Sunday 21st January 

They've done it! They have reached the roof of the Americas!

Saturday 20th January 

Friday 18th January 2018

Wednesday 17th January 2018

The Team arruved at Camp Guancos, where they made a morale-boosing call to CGRM Major Geneal Rob Magowan CBE

Tuesday 16th January

Temperatures dropped drastically during the evening but the snow had almost melted by the time the team were packed and ready for another physically demanding trek to Camp 1 (4850m)#FollowTheFlag #ACO2018 #RMfamily #BeyondInjury pic.twitter.com/DY1x4efu89

— 65 Degrees North (@65degnorth) January 15, 2018

Monday 15th January

Happy Birthday Danny!

Saturday 13th January

Friday 12th January:

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:

11/01/2018 Further 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!

Live video after arrival at base camp!

Live video after arrival at base camp!