7summits forum!

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Dog summits Aconcagua  (Read 7070 times)

7summits

  • 7 down, 0 to go!
  • Administrator
  • 7Summiteer!
  • *******
  • Altitude: 3
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1152
  • Greetings from tha lowlands
    • The 7 summits pages
Dog summits Aconcagua
« on: Feb 12 2004, 03:10 »

Strangely enough we met a dog coming down the 18th of december when we were going up the Vacas valley. His companions told us that this dog had summited, but all news sources like the BBC vbelow only mention another dog/summit.
Anyway, at least one dog summited...

Dog conquers 7,000-metre mountain  
     
 Updated 28 January 2004, 18.15

Rubia the golden retriever has boldly gone where no dog's been before.
The two-year-old pooch has just climbed the highest peak in Latin America - Argentina's 7,000-metre Aconcagua.

She had been training for the feat since she was seven months old and was accompanied by two humans, who were really impressed by her performance.

Rubia was kitted out with jackets and boots for the challenge, which had a serious purpose in checking out how rescue dogs operate at great heights.



Rubia makes light work of the snow


Rubia was roped to one of her companions throughout the climb.

She was fed a special diet and had cream rubbed into her paws to prevent injuries.

"The dog would react and recover better than we would," said one of Rubia's fellow climbers.


Logged
"He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Ron

  • Mountaineer
  • *****
  • Altitude: -1
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 354
  • Adapt,improvise and overcome!
Re:Dog summits Aconcagua
« Reply #1 on: Feb 12 2004, 04:30 »

Thats one cool dog ;D
Logged

trunl

  • Guest
Re:Dog summits Aconcagua
« Reply #2 on: Feb 12 2004, 05:26 »

W-O-W.
Next: Everest!
« Last Edit: Feb 12 2004, 05:29 by 7summits »
Logged

MoT

  • Climber
  • ****
  • Altitude: 8
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 247
    • TightropeNET
Re:Dog summits Aconcagua
« Reply #3 on: Feb 12 2004, 22:32 »

Hey Harry, remember those American folk we met on the way towards the second camp at the junction between Vacas/Relinchos valleys? They had a dog with them that they claimed reached the summit...

What do ya reckon? Was that a load of porky pies or did he do it i wonder?
Logged

7summits

  • 7 down, 0 to go!
  • Administrator
  • 7Summiteer!
  • *******
  • Altitude: 3
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1152
  • Greetings from tha lowlands
    • The 7 summits pages
Re:Dog summits Aconcagua
« Reply #4 on: Feb 12 2004, 22:38 »

Hey MoT, yep, that's what I meant with my first sentence in the first post. Interesting, let's investigate this DogGate  8)
Anybody know a group of Americans coming down Acon (Vacas Valley, polish traverse, no summit) around the 20th December?

Wonder if the first dog will write a book in 20 years accusing the 2nd of stealing hs 15 minutes of fame (that's almost 2 hours in dogtime  ;D)
Logged
"He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Ron

  • Mountaineer
  • *****
  • Altitude: -1
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 354
  • Adapt,improvise and overcome!
Re:Dog summits Aconcagua
« Reply #5 on: Feb 13 2004, 03:22 »

I want to see the dogs pics,video and gps database ::)
Logged

MoT

  • Climber
  • ****
  • Altitude: 8
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 247
    • TightropeNET
Re:Dog summits Aconcagua
« Reply #6 on: Feb 13 2004, 18:24 »


Hey MoT, yep, that's what I meant with my first sentence in the first post.


Sorry, didn't even look at your post!  ;D - had actually seen the article somewhere else and just presumed you were commenting on it!
Logged

Lisa

  • Guest
Re:Dog summits Aconcagua
« Reply #7 on: Feb 28 2004, 01:29 »

I thought that this article was going to refer to the dog that I saw on the Canaletta on January 17, 2004. While I did not see the dog ON the summit, the greyhound-type animal was coming down the Canaleta alone on the boot track to the side, as we were going up. He was looking toward the centre of the slope however, as if searching for the owner. Anyone else see this high-altitude hound?
Lisa
Logged

7summits

  • 7 down, 0 to go!
  • Administrator
  • 7Summiteer!
  • *******
  • Altitude: 3
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1152
  • Greetings from tha lowlands
    • The 7 summits pages
Re:Dog summits Aconcagua
« Reply #8 on: Feb 28 2004, 02:07 »

Hi Lisa,
thanks for joining. Now DogGate is really starting to get serious! MoT & I saw a dog that resembled the one in tghe picture around the 18th of December, coming down. The people accompanying said he had summited...  8)
Now you saw a dog the 17th in the Canaleta, but was it a different one than the one in the picture/on the news?

I think we have to check the summitlog for pawprints!  >:(
Logged
"He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary." -- Friedrich Nietzsche
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.078 seconds with 22 queries.