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Hugo Rodriguez Barroso

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An Everest Survivor: A Quest for Survival Above 28,000 Feet describes the experiences of Hugo Rodríguez Barroso on the summit of Mount Everest

Hugo Rodríguez Barroso is a Mexican endurance athlete with a doctorate in administration who was the first person to achieve the Peak and Pond, a feat that he accomplished twice.

Extreme Sports Career Highlights[edit]

  • In August 1985, he was pulled hypothermic from the English Channel 3 km from the finish after 15 hours in the water.
  • On 13 August 1986, he crossed the 33.8 km English Channel from England to France in 13 hours 0 minutes.
  • August 1988: he completed a 13-hour all-butterfly crossing in Cozumel to Cancún, Mexico to establish a Guinness World Record in 1990.
  • On 26 August 1993, he crossed the 33.8 km English Channel from England to France in 13 hours 4 minutes and received the Mexican National Sports Prize.
  • November 1993: Three continuous ascents in 20 hours 30 minutes in Mexico
  • August 1994: summited Mont Blanc in The Alps, France
  • August 1995: summited Matterhorn in The Alps, Switzerland.
  • December 1995: summited Mount Aconcagua in The Andes, Argentina
  • May 1997: summited Mount Everest in Himalaya, Nepal (8,850 meters).
  • May 1999: summited Mount Everest in Himalaya, Nepal, “Mexico en la Cima del Mundo” Expedition Leader (8,850 meters).
  • May 2000: summitted Mount Everest in Himalaya, Nepal; South Summit. (8,750 meters).
  • November 2000: Deportista Mexicano del Siglo XX (XX Century Mexican Sportsperson) honor (with other 24 sportspersons)

WOWSA Live[edit]

WOWSA Live[edit]


Rodríguez was interviewed on WOWSA Live with Ivar Sisniega and Antonio Argüelles on 24 April 2020.

Books[edit]

He wrote a book about his harrowing summit of Mount Everest:

  • An Everest Survivor: A Quest for Survival Above 28,000 Feet (English)
  • Un sobreviviente del Everest: Una hazaña de supervivencia por arriba de los 8,600 metros de altitud (Spanish)

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