Getting higher to better see things!
Whether climbing on the Aconcagua mountain isn't likely to give back Patrick's sight, his challenge should provide him of being the highest blind ever climbed on a mountain.
Summit of the cordillera of the Andes, 6962m, that mountain on the Chili-Argentina border, has seemingly never been reached by a blind person.
Patrick has already achieved some beautiful trek: Chamonix-Zermatt by the high road, the Ararat mountain (5300m) and the mythic Kilimandjaro (5895m).
Aconcagua mountain is undoubtedly a far more challenging trek. Further down the Equator Parallel, the atmospheric pressure is lower , making respiration harder. Teempératures may fall down to -30°C with very strong winds.
Nothing must be left aside in the preparation, choice of the gear, physical and mental training. Practise tandem, running and musculation at least 3 times a week is planned. And to add some more difficulties : Patrick will travel alone through Sao Paulo and Santiago, his guide ready to pick him up at Mendoza.
Take off on the 26th of december, the summit will be reached around the 10-11th of january!