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Aconcagua

(äkōnkä`gwä), peak, 22,835 ft (6,960 m) high, Mendoza prov., W Argentina, in the Andes, near the Chilean border. It is the highest peak of the Western Hemisphere. The snowcapped Aconcagua was first scaled in 1897. Uspallata PassUspallata Pass
, c.12,500 ft (3,810 m) high, over the Andes between Mendoza, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. A trail—and later a rough road—for men and pack animals was used before the Transandine Railway (1910–82) was built.
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 is nearby. See also Ojos del SaladoOjos del Salado
, peak, 22,539 ft (6,870 m) high, on the border between Argentina and Chile, in the Andes. It is the second highest of the Andean peaks. In 1956 a Chilean expedition reported its height to be 23,239 ft (7,083 m), thus making it greater than Aconcagua and
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Aconcagua

a mountain in W Argentina: the highest peak in the Andes and in the W Hemisphere. Height: 6960 m (22 835 ft.)
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The Man Who Cycled the Americas (10.35pm) A bout of food poisoning puts the final leg of Mark Beaumont's cycle ride under threat as he tries to reach Argentina's Mount Aconcagua by his deadline.
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IF YOU think it's cold in Britain, spare a thought for Richard Dunwoody, who has added to his already impressive tally of death-defying adventures by conquering Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.
THOUGH the effects of altitude are severe, I will (hopefully), at the second attempt finally conquer that small hill in Argentina - at 6,960metres Mount Aconcagua is the highest peak outside of Asia.
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Earth's longest mountain chain hugs the western edge of South America and includes the Western Hemisphere's highest peak, Mount Aconcagua (22,831 ft).
Rising 22,834 feet above sea level, Mount Aconcagua in Argentina is the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere.
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These include the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares near Perito Moreno glacier, Marambio base on the Antarctic Peninsula and Mount Aconcagua, South America's highest mountain.
Mount Aconcagua, the tallest peak in the Western Hemisphere, towers 6,959 meters, a draw for adventurous travelers to the province of Mendoza.