MOUNT ACONCAGUA

Aconcagua is a mountain in the Mendoza province of Argentina, not far from the Chilean border. At 6,961 m (22,837 ft), Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia. It's also one of the Seven Summits and part of the Aconcagua Provincial Park, founded in 1983. The name comes from Quechua and means "white guard" or "stone guard".


Aconcagua has the second highest topographical prominence in the world, the closest higher mountain is 16,520 km away.


The mountain is situated in a high-altitude desert with little water and vegetation. Because of this, there different rocks composed of different minerals in different colors (green for copper, red for iron) are visible. Other things you can see are remains from the mining industry.


- Wikivoyage

Image by Mesut Kaya

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