Conquering Aconcagua

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By Camas Post-Record

“I’m not trying to prove I’m tough. I just want to prove I’m here for the right reasons.”

Nick Swinhart posted this quote to his blog on Jan. 3, the same day he left to finish an uncompleted task: Summit Aconcagua, a daunting 23,000 foot high mountain in Argentina. The 45-year-old Camas-Washougal Fire Department chief is an experienced climber, but had not been to Aconcagua since he was 28. He had failed to reach the summit due to... (Read More)