A golden retriever named Rubia has become the first dog to scale Latin America's highest mountain peak.
Rubia and her two human companions Spanish climbers Carlos Valverde and Marc Ortega reached the summit of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina last Monday.
The mountain climbing canine began training for the climb nearly a year and a half ago, when she was just 7 months old.
She was tethered to Valverde and Ortega during the entire climb, but did most of the work on her own.
Rubia was outfitted with a special snowsuit, boots, goggles, and an emergency rescue pack during the climb.
Climbing animals usually aren't allowed on Aconcagua, but an exception was made for Rubia as part of a study on rescue animals and their ability to perform at high altitudes.
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