Willie Benegas

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Willie Benegas or Guillermo Benegas is an Argentine / US mountain climber.[1] He has been climbing for over 25 years and has climbed Mount Everest and Aconcagua many times and also climbed many volcanos in Guatemala.[1] He is from Argentina (Puerto Pirámides, Chubut State) but now lives in the United States State of Utah.[1] In 2005, while working as a Mountain Madness guide, he was noted as being well liked and respected at EBC, and being quick to help others.[2] He and his brother won an award in 2003 for pioneering "The Crystal Snake" route on Nuptse.[3] He has also climbed himalayan mountains Manaslu, Cho Oyu and Makalu.[4] In an interview with one Everest climber, he recounted how Benegas went into the "dead bodies tent" to save the life a man others had given up on.[5] That is to say they expected him to die due to various injuries and had fluid coming out of his mouth; however, Benegas managed to make an airway and rallied a group of Sherpa's to carry him down.[5] Within the hour they had gotten him down and helicopter evacuated out the next day.[5] (This was during the 2015 Mount Everest avalanches and earthquake)

Everest summits: (12 times)[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c "Guillermo (Willie) Benegas". Sportiva.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  2. ^ "Everest - Mount Everest by climbers, news". Mounteverest.net. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  3. ^ "Alpine Ascents International Mountain Guide Staff - Willie Benegas". Alpineascents.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  4. ^ "Alpine Ascents International Mountain Guide Staff - Willie Benegas". Alpineascents.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  5. ^ a b c "IN THE WAKE OF THE EARTHQUAKE: AN EVEREST INTERVIEW". Cascadedesigns.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  6. ^ a b "Ascents - Everest". 8000ers.com. 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  7. ^ a b "Himalayan Database Expedition Archives of Elizabeth Hawley". Himalayandatabase.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  8. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  12. ^ "Himalayan Database Expedition Archives of Elizabeth Hawley". Himalayandatabase.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  13. ^ "Alpine Ascents International Mountain Guide Staff - Willie Benegas". Alpineascents.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  14. ^ "The Everest Moral Dilemma – Beyond the Edge". Adventureblog.nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.

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