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 Jaime Vinals

Hello EverestNews.com:
 
I hope everything goes well for you. Congratulations for your great web site.
 
I just want to inform you, that I have finished the Seven Summits, I am so happy for it because it was my dream for the last five years, and now it is finished.
 
Not only that, also because now I am the first Guatemalan and Central American who has summited Everest and finish the Seven Summits.
 
Now I am sending to you all the information about dates, route and with who I have climbed the Seven Summits.
 
1)  ACONCAGUA
         Route:   Normal
         Summit day:  17/January/1995
         I summited together with:
           Raymundo Arciniega from Mexico
           German Figueroa from Mexico
           Rodrigo Velazquez from Mexico
           Carlos Martνnez from Mexico
           Eduardo Cuervo from Mexico
           Alejandra Martinez from Mexico
 
2)  DENALI
          Route:  West Buttress
          Summit Day:  8/July/1995
          I summited together with:
            Marty Schmidt from U.S.A. (leader)
            Dr. David Berke from U.S.A.
            John Harmon from U.S.A.
            Dr. John Heine from U.S.A.
            Dr. Marco Pavesi from U.S.A.
            Erika Heine from U.S.A.
   
3) KILIMANJARO
           Route:   Umbwe
           Summit Day:  15/November/1997
            I summited together with:
                Alex Tarimo from Tanzania
                Simon Miui from Tanzania
                Nuru Sabik from Tanzania
 
4) ELBRUS
           Route: Southeast (Normal)
           Summit Day:  20/July/1998
           I summited together with:
              Tim Lovelace from U.S.A.
              Abu Vyalnekova from Russia
              Leo Rub from U.S.A.
              Lena Belestkaya from Russia
 
5) CARSTENSZ PYRAMID:
            Route: North Face and then West Ridge
            Summit Day:  26/October/1999
            I summited together with:
               Leszek Cichy from Poland
               Ana Czerwinska from Poland
               Krzysztof Gardyna from Poland
               Barbara Batro from Poland
               Rudy Nurcahyo from Indonesia
               Harry Kikstra from Holland
               Mark Gunlogson from U.S.A.
               Alison Levine from U.S.A.
               Jose Mijares from Spain
               Joe Wolfgruber from U.S.A.
               
 
5)  KOSCIUSKO
           Route: South side from Thredbo
           Summit Day:   12/October/1999
           I summited together with:
                Nelson Espinoza from Australia
 
6)  VINSON MASSIF
            Route: Branscomb glacier
            Summit Day:    9/December/2000
            I summited together with:
                 Joby Ogwyn from USA.
                 Alex Harris from South Africa
                 Gilad Stern from South Africa
 
7)  EVEREST
          Route: North Col
          Summit Day:  23/May/2001
          I summited together with:
              Andy Lapkass from U.S.A.
              Asmus Norreslet from Denmark
            I was member of Russell Brice's expedition.
Best Regards,
 
Jaime Vinals

Guatemala

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