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Tortladze roaming about American highlands2011-01-17 18:31
Deputy of the Georgian parliament and leader of the Strong Georgia parliamentary fraction Gia Tortladze has conquered the highest peak in South America.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The deputy climbed the Mercedarios peak and then conquered the Akonkagua peak alone, which is the highest mountain outside Asia and the highest peak in South America with a height of 6962 meters. He stuck a Georgian flag there, Novosti Georgia report.
According to Rustavi-2 TV company, Tortladze left special brochures on the peak containing Georgia's demands of Russian de-occupation. In his interview to the TV channel, the deputy explained that he was trying "to attract the people's attention to the fact that Russia is an aggressor and an occupant in respect of Georgia".
Last year, the 51-year-old deputy tried to set up a flag reading "Georgia Without Occupation" in the Himalayas: as a member of an international expedition, he tried to conquer one of the 14 eight-thousand-meter peaks, Cho-Oya, with the height of 8,201 meters, which is part of the Everest massif; however, he failed to obtain a visa.