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Bernardo Guarachi and his son conquered Cho Oyu summit in Himalaya
04 December 2011

Bernardo Guarachi and his son conquered Cho Oyu summit in Himalaya

ghest summits of the world that lies on the Himalayan peaks, the peaks over 8000 meters high.

Bernardo Guarachi, the only Bolivian who reached the top of the world's ratories Mentisan of sponsored expedition. The pharmaceutical company said that support for the Bolivian mountaineer is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy, where the sport has a special place.

Before jumping to the summit of Cho Oyu, Bernardo and Eliot met rigorous training ascending the highest mountains of the country such as the Illimani, where he climbed over 180 times. This preparation allowed them to crown the Cho Oyu and return home in good health.

Guarachi Eliot said that the Cho Oyu expedition did not have satellite technology and weather reports, "As we rely on the experience and determination of my father and was a success," he said.

"The biggest thrills I've experienced have been possible thanks to nature," said Bernardo Guarachi, who at 58 years old fulfilled his dream of crowning the triangle of the "eight-thousanders": Makalu, Everest and Cho Oyu.

Towards the summit of Lhotse

For 2012, Bernardo and Elliot are planning to reach the summit of Lhotse, with 8516 meters above sea level and become - again - in the first Bolivian to reach the top of the fourth highest peak in the world.

"Next year my son (Elliot) climb Everest, then together crowning the summit of Lhotse."

Bernardo Guarachi is professional climber climbs mountains since 1981 but since 1976, climbed the Illimani in 186 opportunities, led bailouts as the Eastern plane that crashed in the Illimani and knows the Cordillera Real, from Chile to Argentina.

Also reached the summit of Sajama about 40 times, climbed Aconcagua in more than three occasions, conquered the summit of Makalu in the Himalayas and was the first Bolivian to crown the national flag on the summit of Everest at 8850 meters on the level the sea.

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