Activity Summary for 7 Summits: Aconcagua, Argentina
- Despite the high elevation of 6959m, or 22,830ft, Aconcagua in Argentina is one of the least challenging climbs of all the 7 Summits
- Activity Details
- Cerro Aconcagua, Mendoza, Argentina - April 2010
2 or more days
Aconcagua is not only the highest mountain in South America (making it one of the 7 Summits), but it is also the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas and Tien Shan Mountains in Asia. It is located close to the Chilean border and Chile's capital, Santiago. Aconcagua is part of the Andes, the longest mountain chain in the world, stretching from the Caribbean Sea to Cape Horn in Chile.
Despite the high elevation of 6959 meters, or 22,830 feet, Aconcagua in Argentina is one of the least challenging climbs of all the 7 Summits of the world. That does not mean, of course, that the climb should be taken lightly. At this altitude, any kind of physical activity is strenuous. There are 3 main routes to take up the mountain, each getting progressively more challenging. The main route is from the north and is the easiest climb. The Polish Glacier Traverse route and the Polish Glacier route are the two other popular routes. For those looking to test their technical climbing skills, the southern and south-western ridges are the most challenging climbs.
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