Note: This interview between Natalie Guyette and Chelsey Berg was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio on March 20, 2018. See the original posting here.
Wisconsin Woman Summits The Tallest Mountain In Western Hemisphere
About 30% of people who set out to summit Mount Aconcagua in Argentina complete the climb to the top at 29,000 feet. Others have to turn around due to too extreme weather or altitude sickness. We talk with a Wisconsin native who grew up in Watertown, graduated from Marquette University, and after briefly living in Milwaukee a few years, moved herself to Santiago, Chile.
There she found herself surrounded by mountains, and with a few family members with mountaineering achievements, thought she ought to be up there. In January, she made it to the summit of Mount Aconcagua at approximately 29,000 feet. We talk to her about her experience and what it means to her.
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Purpose-driven people who feel compelled to make life meaningful for yourself and others.
Outdoor-inspired people whose best self comes alive when experiencing beautiful places and pushing your limits in the open air.