Mount Aconcagua, Argentina
Mount Aconcagua in the Andes is the highest peak on the American continent (6962 m). It is a colossal mass of rocks of non-volcanic origin and glaciers descending into the valleys of its northern and eastern foothills.
In 1897, the Englishman Edward Fitzgerald was the first to climb Aconcagua. In 1985, the mummified body of a pre-Columbian Indian was found at 5,300 m altitude, meaning that the people of this ancient civilization also explored mountain heights. The beautiful peak feels like the roof of the world and on one side is the Pacific Ocean and on the other is Argentina.
A visit here to the summit is best from mid-December to mid-March, and the nearest town is Punta del Inca. A permit is required to climb Mount Aconcagua from Mendoza.