Meet our National Geographic Young Explorer Grant Recipient: Elizabeth Balgord

Elizabeth Balgord climbs a rocky slope in Argentina with mountains in the backgroundDegree Program: PhD

I was lucky enough to have time to climb Aconcagua (the tallest mountain in the western hemisphere) after spending 5 weeks working in and around the provincial park, at the end of my most recent field season. Not only was the climb personally gratifying, but I had an amazing bird's-eye view of my field area from the summit.

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