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

  • 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

WOWSA Live


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

Books

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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