41 years, Australia
A 52-year-old alpinist from Chile today said he planned to climb two mountains above 8,000 metres in a single season this autumn.
Talking to mediapersons here, Hernan Leal, who became the first South American to successfully climb Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse in a single season last spring, said he would attempt to climb Mt Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m) this season.
Before leaving for Mt Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, Leal said, “I want to be the first Chilean to complete the seven highest peaks in the world.” The climber said that he would first attempt to climb Mt Cho Oyu and return to Mt Dhaulagiri along with a Spanish team.
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