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Two Trucks set world record of climbing tallest volcano

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

26th Jan, 2020. 11:58 am
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Ever thought of a truck climbing a volcano ? Well two trucks of world renowned Car making company just set a remarkable world record.

The two Mercedes-Benz Unimogs were on an expedition to place new emergency radios on the Ojos del Salado volcano.

They reached 6,694 meters, or 21,962 feet, setting a new world record for wheeled vehicles driving at altitude.

For the journey the trucks were fitted with big off-road tires and bodies with variable centers of gravity.

The leader of the expedition previously set the record for driving a truck at altitude with a Mercedes Zetros on the same volcano in 2014.

Not only is Ojos del Salado the tallest volcano in the world, it’s the second-tallest mountain in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres.

Nevado Ojos del Salado is an active stratovolcano in the Andes on the Argentina–Chile border and the highest active volcano in the world at 6,893 m (22,615 ft).

It is also the second highest mountain in both the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere behind Aconcagua at approximately 7,000 meters (22,966 ft) and it is the highest in Chile.

Nevado Ojos del Salado is translated to Snowy Salty Eyes describing it being very snowy in the winter and salty with many lakes.

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