Nightly News   |  December 28, 2013

Boy, 9, scales highest peak in Americas, sets record

In an effort to raise awareness for muscular dystrophy, Tyler Armstrong, 9, and his father climbed to the summit of Argentina’s Aconcagua, the highest point in the Andes mountain range and all of the Americas. Armstrong is now the youngest person to conquer 23,000 vertical peak.

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>>> boy from southern california became the youngest person to scale the highest peak in the americas. tyler armstrong and his father made it to the top of the mountain in argentina, almost 23,000 feet up. and it was for a good cause, to raise awareness for a type of muscular dystrophy that affects young boys .