David Reinhart, 42, made a decision to hike to one of the tallest peaks of Argentina over the long weekend. The choice, however, costed him his life.
Reinhart, who was also a Portland Realtor executive, was hiking with two friends on Cerro Aconcagua in the Argentine province of Mendoza when he was stricken with altitude sickness.
According to ktvb, one of the three men left the group to go get help and survived after climbing to a base camp. However his twin brother, 41-year old Eric Nourse died on the mountain despite resuscitation attempts by rescuers.
Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas and it is located in the Andes mountain range, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina.