Bukidnon pride and top Filipina mountaineer Carina Dayondon has reached the summit of Mt. Aconcagua last Thursday, January 25 (Argentina time) to move closer to complete the Seven Summits, a rare feat in climbing the highest peaks in the world’s seven continents.
In her Facebook account, Dayondon stated that her group which included local guides Gaston Molina, Gustavo Casseli and Japanese climber Go Euno reached the summit at 2:00pm Thursday, Argentina time. Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America and highest outside Asia at 6,960.8 meters (22,837 feet). With the feat, only Mt. Vinson in Antarctica stands in her way to accomplish the rare feat of conquering the Seven Summits.
Dayondon who is a graduate of Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City and formerly a member of XU-Ateneo Mountaineering Society (XU-AMS) is also an enlisted personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard.