Tuesday, May 25, 2010

From the Mountains in Guatemala to the Everest!

In our today's journey we should be traveling through San Marcos; however, this Sunday at 8:23 in the morning (Nepal time), Andrea Cardona crowned the Everest summit with a Guatemalan flag and honestly, it is an event that makes me feel proud. Congratulations Andrea!
Andrea is now the first Central American woman to conquest the summit of the Mt. Everest, and the third Guatemalan to achieve this ambitious goal.
Now that we know a little bit about the beautiful and abundant Guatemalan mountains, is easy to imagine where Andrea's inspiration comes from. 
In 2001, Jaime Vinals, was the third Latin American and the first Central American who reached the summit, coincidentally on May 23. Until now, Jaime is the only one in Central America who has climbed all the peaks in the Seven Summits challenge.
Two years ago, on May 21, 2008, Francisco Arredondo also reached the Mt. Everest summit. Shortly after this accomplishment, Francisco rode his motorcycle for more than 10,000 kilometers, across the Urals, Kazakhstan and the Gobi Desert, from the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg to the Great Wall of China in Beijing.
Thanks Andrea, Jaime, and Francisco for putting Guatemala's name in the top of the world!


  1. I just want to say how proud I am of all these accomplished Guatemalans. You remind us of what is the attitude we should have in life. No matter the adverse times, we should continue working hard until we reach our dreams. Que Viva Guatemala!!!

  2. Wow! I'm truly happy & proud of Madame Andrea & Mr. Francisco for taking our country's flag to the top of Mt. Everest... This is what we Guatemalan ex-patriots love to see! Adelante! Es un honor ver sus fotos!

  3. Thanks for sharing useful information about Mt. Everest experience, as a crazy mountaineer i like your blog.


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