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January 22, 2019
Matt conquers Aconcagua
Written by
Chris Savory

Matt did it....he conquered Aconcagua!

We're very proud of our Ambassador, for flying the Para-Monte flag and planting it on the top of Aconcagua!

All your training in the chamber @ UoB/EEL paid off.

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Here is his own account before summiting:

Matt Shore

22 January 2019

What amounted to a full on 42 hour summit push had me witness many self doubts.

It hadn't been the summit plan I had expected.

▪️The Final Steps▪️
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I had so many conversations with myself to get this far.
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Rasping breathing in the thin air just short of 7000m.

Agonisingly slow pace.
One expensive footstep before the next.
Total exhaustion.

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Mind management key.
Catching and casting away the doubts over and over again.
Discomfort a constant companion.
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Photo taken just a couple of meters before the summit of Aconcagua and a personal best altitude gain for me.
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The views and feelings caught in time with some close friends bonded by challenge.

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For a few precious moments I felt on top of the world.

The effort is worth it.

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Congratulations on conquering Aconcagua!

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