David Liaño Gonzalez is climbed his way into the history books…
On Sunday, the 33-year-old Mexico native became the first climber to double summit on Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, in the same season, according to the climb’s organizers.
Liaño Gonzalez reached the top of the world through both the north and south sides of Everest, said Asian Trekking.
Liaño Gonzalez reached the summit of Everest on Sunday via the Tibetan north side after climbing to the mountain’s top on May 11 from the south side in Nepal.
Mount Everest is just over 29,000 feet tall and located in the Himalayas between China and Nepal.
“Congratulations!!! Great news,” Asian Trekking said in a statement posted on its website.
Liaño Gonzalez was accompanied by high altitude Sherpa Samden Bhote when he summited Everest from the Nepalese side and climbed with Mingma Sherpa on Sunday, Asian Trekking representatives said.
The climber is a businessman and adventurer who was born in Mexico City.
On May 29, the climbing world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first climb to the summit of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.