Mexican Man is First to Climb Both Sides of Mount Everest in One Season


A Mexican man became the first climber to double summit on Mount Everest in the same climbing season. According to Fox News Latino, 33-year-old David Liaño Gonzalez reached the top of the world on Sunday via both the north and south sides of Everest, which is recognized as the world’s tallest mountain.

Located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas (between China and Nepal), Mount Everest peaks at 29,029 feet above sea level. Asian Trekking, a trekking company located in Nepal, posted a statement on its website with the joyous news surrounding Liaño Gonzalez’s tremendous feat. When he summited Everest from the Nepalese side, FNL reports that the mexicano was accompanied by high altitude Sherpa Samden Bhote.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Liaño Gonzalez is both a businessman/adventurer. Asian Trekking, which posted a descrption of his travel from South side to North side on their website, said it was Liaño Gonzalez’s fifth summit on Mr. Everest from North Side.

Check out a photo of Liaño Gonzalez here – and congrats to him! Un orgullo latino.