Aconcagua 22,837 Ft.

Summit Completed- January, 2005

Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, being the highest in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres[1] with a summit elevation of 6,960.8 metres (22,837 ft). It is located in the Principal Cordillera[4] of the Andes mountain range, in the Mendoza ProvinceArgentina, and lies 112 km (70 mi) northwest of its capital, the city of Mendoza, about five km (3.1 mi) from San Juan Province and 15 km (9.3 mi) from the international border with Chile. The mountain itself lies entirely within Argentina, immediately east of Argentina’s border with Chile. It is one of the Seven Summits.

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 10 km (6.2 mi) long, which descends from the south face to about 3,600 m (11,800 ft) in altitude near the Confluencia camp.[6] Two other large glacier systems are the Ventisquero de las Vacas Sur and Glaciar Este/Ventisquero Relinchos system at about five kilometres (3.1 mi) long. The most well known is the north-eastern or Polish Glacier, as it is a common route of ascent.