Shaikh Hassan Khan, a 36-year-old mountaineer from Kerala, secured a global accomplishment by successfully summiting Ojos del Salado, the world’s highest volcano located in Chile. Standing tall at 22,600 feet, Ojos del Salado marks the seventh significant peak conquered by Hasan. Notably, it also holds the distinction of being the highest peak in Chile.
Hasan, the son of MA Ali Ahmed Khan and J. Shahida from Darul Karam, Pandalam Puzhikkad, currently serves as an Assistant Section Officer in the Finance Department at the Secretariat. His remarkable achievements include conquering Everest in 2022, and he continued his journey by successfully reaching the summit of the world’s highest volcano. Before this accomplishment, Hasan had already completed missions on Kilimanjaro in Africa, Denali in North America, and Mount Vinson in Antarctica.
Hasan expressed his mission to disseminate a crucial message about climate change. His family includes his wife, Kadeejarani Hameed, and their daughter, Jahannara Maryam.
Scenic Views in Chile
Latin America, the cradle of art and ideals, has witnessed the emergence of geniuses like Pablo Neruda and Salvador Allende, both born in Chile. Foreigners flock to Chile to bask in its natural beauty, often featured as a backdrop in Hollywood movies. The expansive borders of Chile harbor a plethora of captivating sights, from beaches and hillsides to cobblestone fields, exquisite architecture, delectable cuisine, and volcanic trekking opportunities. A visit to the museum and memorial at Neltume is an essential part of any trip to Chile.
Ojos del Salado
Nevado Ojos del Salado stands as a dormant complex volcano situated along the Argentina–Chile border in the Andes. Holding the title of the highest volcano on Earth, it also claims the status of the highest peak in Chile. The upper regions of Ojos del Salado are characterized by a combination of overlapping lava domes, lava flows, and volcanic craters, adorned with a limited ice cover.