CHUM neurosurgeon raises cash for epilepsy research On January 8, 2010, CHUM neurosurgeon Dr. Alain Bouthillier shall keep for Argentina, where he shall brave the 6,962-metre heights of Mount Aconcagua helps to gain . Dr. Bouthillier’s climb is supposed to raise public recognition about epilepsy and raise funds for further research on the condition. Aconcagua, the Colossus of the Americas, is the highest summit in the Andes mountain range and the best in the global globe outside of Asia. The climb will take three weeks. But it has taken a few months of progress preparation and rigorous schooling for Dr already. Bouthillier, who is covering the costs of the expedition personally. His regime includes jogging, exercise wearing a 25-kilogram backpack and classes under simulated high-altitude conditions.