The youngest Peruvian ever has conquered the world´s highest peak, the Mount Everest. The Mountaineer, 31-year-old Victor Rímac, summited Mt. Everest on May 21st, where he planted the Peruvian flag.
Moreover, Rímac was able to attain this feat without the use of supplemental oxygen.
This last successful attempt was Rímac´s third time trying to summit Everest. The first time, he canceled his trip because of a massive avalanche on the mountain and the second time, he was swept up in an avalanche while on Everest.
Rímac hails from the Peruvian city of Huaraz, a tourist destination in Peru that is gaining more and more attention as a hotspot for adventure sports in Peru. In fact, Rímac has been using some of his own feats to promote the tourism potential of Huaraz.
What´s next for Victor Rímac? Rímac plans to climb all 14 of the highest peaks in the world during his lifetime.