15 year old, Jayson Funnell summits Aconcagua

Jayson Funnell, a Grade 10 student at King Edward Vii High school, summited Aconcagua the 2nd highest mountain in the world on January 18, 2012. He did this, his 2nd summit the other being Kilimanjaro last year, with his Dad Raymond who is a cancer survivor. Raymond didn’t make the summit but Jayson went on and managed to hold up his school flag and The Sunflower Foundation flag for both of them. He intends climbing all 7 summits.

Aconcagua is the 2nd highest mountain in the world after Everest. It is the highest in South America. Jayson and Ray climbed with Sibusiso Vilane as their guide (Sibusiso is the first black African to summit Everest). The team left on the January 4, 2012 summiting on Wednesday January 18, 2012.

Jayson has now got two summits under his belt.

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