Tyler Armstrong, from Southern California, poses for a portrait as he arrives to a hotel in Mendoza, Argentina, Friday. The 9-year-old boy has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentina's Aconcagua mountain, the tallest peak in the Western and Southern hemispheres.
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Tyler Armstrong, from Southern California, poses for a portrait as he arrives to a hotel in Mendoza, Argentina, Friday. The 9-year-old boy has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentina's Aconcagua mountain, the tallest peak in the Western and Southern hemispheres.

California boy, 9, is youngest to reach Aconcagua summit

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A 9-year-old boy from Southern California has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentina’s Aconcagua mountain, which at 22,841 feet (6,962 meters) is the tallest peak in the Western and Southern hemispheres.

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