Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Tico climber preparing to scale Mount Everest

November 1, 2011

Costa Rican Warner Rojas is gearing up to conquer yet another summit. The mountain climber already has waved a Costa Rican flag from the top of South America’s seven highest peaks and now he has determined that he will undertake Mount Everest in 2012.

In a 2008 interview with The Tico Times, Rojas, 39, said his interest in climbing began at age nine after surveying the Central Valley from the Cross of Alajuelita, a 2,036-meter mountain in the southwestern San José suburb of the same name.

“I could see everything,” he said. “The whole valley and all the other mountains.”

This time, Rojas must travel 15,574 kilometers from San José to Lhasa, Tibet before beginning his ascent on Everest’s northern face. Rojas is using this distance as part of his campaign to raise funds. Those interested in contributing will be able to purchase kilometers for Rojas. Each of the 15,574 kilometers cost ȼ2,500. Donors will be given a Rojas promotional sticker, will have their names added to a Costa Rican flag to be flown from the summit and will be invited for a chat with Rojas following his return.

Donations to the Everest campaign may be made in colones or dollars at Banco Nacional. For more information about Rojas’ story and to learn how to donate, visit www.warnerrojas.com.

You may be interested

Slothy Sunday: The aquatic lives of sloths
Sloth Sundays
1757 views
Sloth Sundays
1757 views

Slothy Sunday: The aquatic lives of sloths

The Tico Times - September 20, 2020

Did you know that sloths are excellent swimmers? They instinctively know how to swim once they hit the water. This ability…

Costa Rica immigration offices to remain closed until October
Costa Rica
5567 views
Costa Rica
5567 views

Costa Rica immigration offices to remain closed until October

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 19, 2020

The Immigration Administration on Friday said its main and regional offices will remain closed until October due to the coronavirus…

Pic of the Day: Hopping into the weekend
Pic of the Day
784 views
Pic of the Day
784 views

Pic of the Day: Hopping into the weekend

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 19, 2020

Happy weekend from all of us at The Tico Times! [caption id="attachment_62085" align="aligncenter" width="740"] (Courtesy of Brian Kubicki)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_111342"…