First South American to Reach Mount Everest Peak
Rodrigo Jordán Fuchs (born June 30, 1959 in Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean business man, a University Professor, social entrepreneur and mountaineer. He is a founder and president of Vertical S.A., Leadership Professor in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s MBA (MBA-UC) and Faculty member of Executive Education at Wharton School of Business in the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2018, he is also president of the Comunidad de Organizaciones Solidarias. Considered an accomplished mountaineer, he led the first South-American expedition to summit Everest in 1992. He repeated the ascent in 2012 and 2016 by different routes, making him 1 of only 3 people to have summited Everest on each of its faces. He has also been in many expeditions on mountains around the world and has authored a series of books and documentary films that recount these adventures.
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