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Mexican woman reaches Everest summit

Mexico City, D.F. — Mountain climber Viridiana Álvarez conquered the top of the world, the summit of Everest, on May 16 and became the first woman in Aguascalientes (Mexico) to do so.

Álvarez captured her moment with a social media post, “Viva Mexico! ¡Viva Aguascalientes! From the top of the world, the EVEREST!!!! Thankful to God, with my family and friends who supported me. Full of satisfaction and pride to be the seventh Mexican woman in climbing Everest. You’ll never know what you can accomplish until you try.”

Viridiana Álvarez was part of an expedition of seven climbers from various parts of the world that lasted more than a month. The project was titled Women on Top.

State Government officials congratulated and endorsed her, whom they recognized as an example of youth and society as a whole.

The 33-year-old Álvarez began climbing in 2014 when she successfully tackled Pico de Orizaba. Ten months later she climbed Aconcagua in Argentina and in October of 2015, ascended Manaslu, Nepal, in order to prepare for Everest.