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By Cody Warren
The Chronicle 

New Heights - On a quest for glory, growth


November 21, 2019

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The wind was howling about 40 miles per hour on Mount Kilimanjaro that day, Chase Boehringer said. "We were struggling to breathe, let alone smile pretty for the camera. If you look closely, you'll see that my face is in serious agony from the below-freezing wind. Heck of a good view, though," he said.

Near the border of Argentina and Chile, the world's tallest active volcano stands waiting for its next contestant. Ojos del Salado has seen many men try to conquer its steep and icy summit on motorcycles and has sent them all home in defeat. Now the mountain has a new challenger and it may not be who you would expect ...

Chase Boehringer, 29, the next contender, has made it his mission to live life to the fullest. While the excursion he left for on Nov. 1 will take him to some of the most remote regions of South America, his journey had a much milder beginning.

Boehringer was raised on a ra...

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