Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Joao Garcia

Joao Garcia, who has been climbing mountains for about 25 years, is the first Portuguese to climb Mt.Everest in 1999. What I most liked in him is the quality of perseverance towards success. Some of the peaks he summited only after 2nd or 3rd attempts. For example, he summitted Mt.Everest only during the 3rd attempt. And Shishapangma, 14th 8000er (mountains above 8000 mts), also during 3rd attempt only. Which means he never gave up to the failures. So far he has 13 of the 14 8000ers and 6 of the 7 summits to his credit. Now he has all set to climb last in the 8000ers list, Annapurna, to become the 19th person in the world to climb all 8000ers and 11th person to climb them all without any supplement oxygen (as per wiki).

Wish him good luck to complete his 8000ers mission successfully and return home safely. Here is a small film about his missions.

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