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Bernardo Guarachi

Bernardo Guarachi, Bolivian mountain climber. He was born and raised near the windswept Altiplano village of Patacamaya. 

On May 25th 1998 Bernardo Guarachi fulfilled a lifetime dream of reaching the highest point on earth. When he gained the summit of Mount Everest at 6 that morning, he became the first Bolivian and the first Native South American Indian to do so.

Since his first climb up a Bolivian peak in 1974, he has reached the summit of Mt. Illimani (6'439 m) more then 170 times. He has climbed the Aconcagua (6'962 m) three times. 

 

mountainstamp.com  Everest stamp 1999 Bernardo Guarachi

Bolivia 1999, Bernardo Guarachi.
Mt. Everest in the background.

Mt. Everest (main)
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Bolivia 2010, Bernardo Guarachi.
Mt. Everest in the background.

Mt. Everest (main)
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