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9-Year-Old Climbs South America's Highest Peak

Tyler Armstrong becomes the youngest person ever to summit Argentina's Mt. Aconcagua.

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A nine-year-old California boy has become the youngest person ever to summit Argentina’s 22,841-ft. Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America.

Accompanied by his father Kevin and a Tibetan sherpa, Tyler Armstrong reached the top on Christmas Eve. As The Guardianreports, the extraordinary feat required special permission due to the extreme nature of the climb and Tyler’s age:

Tyler Armstrong has already climbed 19,341-ft. Mount Kilimanjaro and hopes to eventually climb all “seven summits,” a.k.a. the highest peak on each continent.

Read more: The Guardian