They're already on top of the world
after conquering Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, in
2005. But now two Polesworth climbers are set to go one better
- by taking on the highest mountain in the Americas.
John Price and Neal Unitt-Jones set off for Mount
Acongagua in Argentina on February 3 for the next leg in their
gruelling 'Seven Summit Challenge'.
collecting nearly £1,800 from the Kilimanjaro climb, the men
are hoping their latest brush with altitude sickness and
frostbite will raise £3,000 for Epilepsy
Aconcagua sits close to the Chilean border and
rises almost 23,000 feet above sea level, making it the
highest peak outside Asia.
"I managed to climb
Kilimanjaro in February 2005 and collected nearly £1,800 for
Leukaemia Research," John told the Herald.
"So it was
time to up the ante - and how else than to raise the bar by
"Neal has wanted to conquer the Aconcagua
as long as he can recall - right back from his early days in
the Scout movement in Tamworth, so it was perfect for both of