Romanian climber Dor Geta Popescu, aged 12, sets world record by reaching the peak of Aconcagua


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Romanian climber Dor Geta Popescu, aged 12, has reached the peak of Aconcagua (Argentina), 6,960 metres, and has set a new world record of age for this peak on Saturday, February 6th, according to a press release issued by the ‘Altitudine’ Mountain Sports Club.
Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Southern and Western Hemispheres, the highest peak outside Asia and the highest in the Americas.
The ‘Altitudine’ Mountain Sports Club announced that both female World Records of age on Aconcagua are held by Romanians, via the normal route by Dor Geta Popescu, and on the Polish Glacier route by Crina Coco Popescu since February 2009.
Dor Geta Popescu will return to the country on Friday, February 12th.
On December 8th, 2015, Dor Geta Popescu reached the top of the highest volcano in the world, Ojos del Salado of 6,892 metres, setting the world record of age for this peak.
Dor Geta Popescu aims at completing the 7 Volcanoes Circuit (the highest volcano on each continent) and the 7 Summits circuit (the highest peak on every continent) by the age of 14.

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