Mexican mountaineer Viridiana Alvarez Chávez breaks Guinness World Record!

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Viridiana Alvarez Chávez was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico in 1983. She has previous experience from climbing a high mountain in her home country which is Citlaltépetl, mostly known as Pico de Orizaba located in Veracruz. She conquered the top of the world in one year and 364 days for conquering three mountains and broke the Guinness World Record title. She earned herself a place in the Book of Records for being the first woman to climb the top three highest peaks in the world with the use of supplemental oxygen in the shortest time possible. In the past South Korean Go Mi-Sun had the record of completing this in the two-year mark.

Viridiana is a woman that gave up office work, risked comfort to experience the magic of the mountains and with only 7 years in mountaineering he has achieved the unimaginable. She has 10 years of experience in the automotive and manufacturing industry, currently director of her business consulting company “Liderazgo de Altura”.

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She also has the following titles from prestigious institutions in Mexico and the United States, including:

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  • Women’s leadership program – Yale School of Management.
  • Master in Innovation and Business Development – ​​Tec de Monterrey ITESM
  • Master in Quality and Productivity Systems Engineering – Tec de Monterrey ITESM
  • Graduate in Business Administration – Tec de Monterrey ITESM

The three highest mountains she climbed include Mount Everest, Chomolunga, and Kangchejunga. According to the Guinness Record website, her goal is to demonstrate young people that they can do everything they set their mind to. 

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She has climbed the 14 highest mountains in the world in the Himalayas in Nepal, the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan and in Tibet China. Like 4 of the 7 highest peaks on each continent, in Russia, Tanzania, Africa, Asia and Argentina.

Her records that earned a place in the Guiness Book are:

  • Everest, 8,848 meters, 29,029 feet high on May 16, 2017
  • Chomolunga, 8,611 meters; 28,251 feet high on July 21, 2018
  • Kangchenjunga, 8,586 meters; 28,169 feet high, on May 15, 2019

The full list of mountains she has climbed can be found on her website!

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