The former Wales and Barbarian rugby player turned mountaineer, summited the 6,962m high mountain, well over 22,000 feet at 2.54pm local time (Chilean time) and 5.54pm UK time.
Speaking from the summit of the 2nd highest of the famous “7 Summits” and the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas, Richard stated; “It’s just an awesome feeling, an absolutely brutal day, 12 hour climb from 3am this morning to just before 3pm this afternoon, that’s only half the job as we have to get back down now. It’s pretty cold up here, the second we summated the fog came in, so absolutely no visibility but the views were pretty awesome before we got up here!”
After delays to the challenge following his last leg in Antarctica, completing Aconcagua in good time is a huge boost to Richard’s race against the clock to climb the world’s 7 Summits, which are the highest mountain on each of the world’s continents, and venture to The North and South Poles, all in 7 months.
Richard’s 737 Challenge aims to raise £1million pounds for Marie Curie Cancer Care and you can help him raise funds for this fantastic charity by donating now, just click here to find out how you can play your part. He has now conquered the South Pole, climbed Mount Vinson in Antarctica and reached the summit of Aconcagua in South America. Richard will now have a short rest in South America before travelling to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro. The world first 737 Challenge continues!