Peruvian Holmes Pantoja Bayona claims to have climber South America’s highest point in 13 hours:
Claim of Record 13 Hour Climb of Aconaqua
On February 3, Peruvian Holmes Pantoja Bayona completed the fastest ascent on Aconcagua (6962 m) to date, according to NuestraMontaña.com. Holmes reached the summit in only 13 hours Ã¢â‚¬â€œ scoring a total time from BC to BC of 20 hours and 35 minutes. The previous record was held by Argentinean Willie Benegas Ã¢â‚¬â€œ who climbed to the summit and back in approximately 23 hours.