Former SOG pilot tops third summit in quest
A former 352nd Special Operations Group pilot attempting to climb the tallest mountain on each continent reached another peak last month on Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua.
Capt. Rob Marshall, now with the 71st Special Operations Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M., reached the top of South America’s highest peak about 5 p.m. Feb. 17, according to a release from the 377th Air Base Wing.
The mountain is Marshall’s third in a quest to bag the “seven summits” after he climbed Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro and Europe’s Mount Elbrus with fellow 352nd member Capt. Mark Uberuaga.
Uberuaga was unable to go on the Aconcagua climb due to “current operations,” but Marshall, along with two friends, made the ascent to the 22,841-foot summit, where he did 50 push-ups for charity, according to the release.
The other summits making up the seven are Denali in Alaska, Carstensz Pyramid in Oceana, Vinson in Antarctica and Everest in Nepal.