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'Birdman Angelo d'Arrigo reached 9100m (29,850 feet) as he flew over Tupungato volcano in the Andean Cordillera (Range), breaking his very own Everest 2004 altitude record. Once again towed by his team mate Richard Meredith, Angelo's Tupungato flight took place on January 6th. Image courtesy of Angelo d'Arrigo (click to enlarge).
Among Angentineans, Angelo is already known as the Aconcagua Condor - at least as far as the media is concerned. d'Arrigo has accomplished two record-breaking flights in the Aconcagua region. Image courtesy of Angelo's Aconcagua XP 05 team (click to enlarge).

Birdman Angelo d'Arrigo breaks Everest altitude record: 9100m reached over Tupungato volcano

Posted: Jan 17, 2006 04:00 pm EST

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The "Aconcagua Condor", as he is known among his fellow Argentinians last captivated media and fans everywhere when he soared over the highest peak of the American continent on Dec 31st 2005. For ExplorersWeb, Angelo d'Arrigo is still known as âBirdmanâ â the guy who flew among flocks of geese across Siberia, who followed Step Eagles above Tibetan plains, and who astonished Everest 2004 summiteers by flying over them in his hang-glider.Now, just days after Aconcagua, d'Arrigo reached 9100m (29,850 feet) as he flew over...

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