Want to Help kids in Poverty?
My name is Angel More and I am 13 years old. I'm climbing mountains, biking, swimming open water, and doing triathlons to raise awareness for Children International. Children International is an organization that helps kids in poverty. I want to raise $100,000 dollars to empower & educate girls. Here are updates about my adventures.
Right now, I am in Argentina! I am doing many things to get ready to begin my adventure on the Andes mountain range. We are trying to get an official permit, since I am an underage climber and can't go unless permitted. To do this, we have go through the "families and minors" court system. Yesterday, I had to convince a judge why she should let me hike up Aconcagua.
There also is a lot of paperwork needed. In fact, my mom had to drive from San Carlos to Sacramento (a 260 mile round trip) to get my birth certificate apostilled in pouring rain and the strongest storm in CA since 2008! Thank you Mom! :) Mere notarization of the birth certificate is not sufficient. Neither is the fact significant that I presented my passport which lists my birth date. Therefore, we have to get my birth certificate apostilled. The apostilled document is on the way to Mendoza via UPS extra fast delivery. As I check right now, it has made it to Miami.
We went to dinner with my lawyer and his wife. The food was great and presented awesomely!
I am getting all the remaining gear needed for climbing. The guide did a gear check and said it will be too cold necessitating rental of an additional down jacket. Also, we are renting sleeping bags.
We are also trying out the local food from Argentina. Yesterday , we went to a winery named Familia Zuccardi, 35 km away from Mendoza and ate delicious food served in 5 courses with wine pairing. I stayed away from the wine.
To add on we went to a restaurant called "Siete Cocinas" (Seven Kitchens). I had the four course menu while my dad had the seven course menu. The food is from seven parts of Argentina. It was one of the best dinners I have had!
Tomorrow, we are going to thermal springs. They are located 37k outside of Mendoza. It is an spa with warm water from the Andes mountain range. It is rated very high because of the facility and the grand lunch buffet.
Since Argentina is really into soccer(football), each time they win, a big celebration happens with a lot people and lot of noise. This is truly an adventure!!
My name is Angel More and I want to raise awareness about youth empowerment. I plan to raise $100,000 for Children International. In December, I will climb Mt Aconcagua (Argentina) and set a new world record.