Led by State Merited Athlete G.Usukhbayar, five Mongolian Mountaineers departed Ulaanbaatar on January 18 to climb Aconcagua Mountain (6960 meters) in Argentine, the highest peak in South America.

“This climb is a preparation for climbing K2 Mountain (the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest, at 8,611 meters above sea level) same as I did last year. Also the climbing is expected to take three weeks this time,” said G.Usukhbayar.

The last time he climbed Aconcagua Mountain, located in the Andes mountain range, in the Mendoza Province, Argentina was on February 10, 2017. However mountaineer G.Usukhbayar climbed K2 Mountain last summer, he had to stop his voyage at 6,450 meters due to bad weather condition and problems with his guide. K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in both Pakistan and Xinjiang, and known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent.

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