Category: Argentina

Aconcagua

Aconcagua Argentina’s Aconcagua is the highest peak outside of Asia, and is the highest in the Southern Hemisphere. The mountain sits in Aconcagua Provincial Park in the in the Mendoza Province of Argentina, just east of Chile. It is located in the Andes Mountain Range. The origin of its name comes from the Quechua word …

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Fitz Roy

Fitz Roy (Cerro Chaltén, Cerro Fitz Roy, Mount Fitz Roy) Mount Fitz Roy stands near El Chaltén village and Viedma lake, in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. It is one of the most challenging mountains in the world to climb. It was named after Robert FitzRoy, captain of the HMS Beagle who charted areas of …

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Cerro Torre

Cerro Torre After Lionel Terray climbed Fitz Roy, he called Cerro Torre “an impossible mountain.” Cerro Torre stands as a staggeringly uniquely shaped, steep, jagged peak in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field of Argentina, topped with a mushroom of ice rime. There is some mystery surrounding the mountain, too. In 1959, Cesare Maestri boasted that …

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