Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Aconcagua Challenge met!

The nine man Gibraltar team in Aconcagua has met its challenge.

Gibraltarian team fly the Gibraltar flag on the slopes of the Aconcagua Mountain... and meet their challenge!

Although, the team made up of Jimmy, Gerald, Adam, Nikolai, Nicky, Adrian, Francis, Louis, and Clayton, stopped short of 300mts from the summit because of severe weather conditions which prevented them from going any further, the Gibraltar flag flew proudly at just over 6,600 metre from La Canaleta.

At the weekend, a spokesman for the Team said:

We are all well but exhausted and are looking forward to a few days of rest by ¨La Pileta¨ or pool! We had to stop about 300m short (one and a half hours) from the summit due to the bad weather conditions and the time of day, which meant that if we went on we would have had problems to get back. The Gibraltar flag flew proudly midway on the ¨The Canaleta¨ at 14 47 hours on the 18th January 2005!

The team is expected back in Gibraltar on Friday. The challenge was carried out in aid of local charities.


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