Aconcagua 3 - The Summit

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    "At 6,962 metres (22,841 ft), Cerro Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas, and the highest mountain outside Asia. It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the Argentine province of Mendoza. The summit is located about 5 kilometres from San Juan Province and 15 kilometres from the international border with Chile. It lies 112 km (70 mi) west by north of the city of Mendoza. Aconcagua is the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres. It is one of the Seven Summits.
    Aconcagua is bounded by the Valle de las Vacas to the north and east and the Valle de los Horcones Inferior to the West and South. The mountain and its surroundings are part of the Aconcagua Provincial Park. The mountain has a number of glaciers. The largest glacier is the Ventisquero Horcones Inferior at about 10km long which descends from the south face to about 3600m altitude near the Confluencia camp. Two other large glacier systems are the Ventisquero de las Vacas Sur and Glaciar Este/Ventisquero Relinchos system at about 5km long. However the most well-known is the north-eastern or Polish Glacier, a common route of ascent.
    The mountain was created by the subduction of the Nazca Plate beneath the South American plate during the geologically recent Andean orogeny; however, it is not a volcano. The origin of the name is contested, it is either from the Arauca Aconca-Hue, which refers to the Aconcagua River and means 'comes from the other side',[citation needed] the Quechua Ackon Cahuak, meaning 'Sentinel of Stone',[citation needed] or Quechua Anco Cahuac, 'White Sentinel'." Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aconcagua
    It is a very popular place for climbing and other mountaneering activities as well as birdwatching and enjoying the nature of the high and dry Andes.

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    4. Ostrosky Photos 71 months ago | reply

      Thanks BIOHAZARD!

    5. Brian Wayfarer 71 months ago | reply

      Bellísima fotografía.
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    6. Ostrosky Photos 71 months ago | reply

      Gracias Brian Wayfarer!

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    8. Ostrosky Photos 71 months ago | reply

      Thanks mustang00069!!!

    9. cherry 07 71 months ago | reply

      Bonita foto
      Nice photo.

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      Bonita foto
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    14. Mark Gimelli 71 months ago | reply

      Nice shot.. Unfortunately I didn't get to see it as there was low cloud!!

    15. Ostrosky Photos 71 months ago | reply

      Thanks Mark...Yup, it is a great place!

    16. NettyA 51 months ago | reply

      Lovely photo. My husband is hopefully summiting right now!

    17. Ostrosky Photos 51 months ago | reply

      Thanks Netty! WOW! Good for your husband! Cheers

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