non-European linkages

Not only the Alps but also in the Himalayas, the Karakoram, the Alps and other mountain ranges have seen great assemblages. As an example worth mentioning is the recent undertaking given below:

- Santiago Quintero, Ecuadorian climber, successfully concluded in early 2009 shipping "" Xtreme Andes "considered by the local press" mate Andean enterprise conceived by Bérhault on 4000 of the Alps " going up in succession the heights of 35 4000, 5000 and 6000 meters of Ecuador in 60 days.

Started on January 18 2009 from the volcano Guagua Pichincha, he has climbed all the peaks over 4000 meters of the Ecuadorian Andes ending with the Chimborazo volcano 6310 meters, totaling 40.000 meters of elevation gain and 12.000 kilometers of approach.

A curiosity: the summit of Chimborazo, which until 1800 was considered by many to be the world's highest mountain, apparently it is the farthest point from the center of the earth, because of the flattening of the poles and the equator line of the bulge of the Earth on which stands the volcano.

(Source: "Mountain TV", 30.3.2009)