Mountains are so numerous that MountainPlanet.com decided they should have their own alphabet. We'll name the project MountainAlphabet
and recall mountains from A to Z
. Let’s start today with letter A
! A... hmm... let us think a bit... It should be Aconcagua
which attracts climbers from all over the world!
is the highest mountain outside Asia with 6,962 m
and located in the Andes mountain range
, Argentina. This is the only summit in the world with elevation almost 7,000 meters which can be tackled even by people who have never had climbing experience before. Despite this fact it is highly recommended to ascend on Aconcagua
with knowledgeable mountain guide in order to avoid possible risks and increase chances for successful summit.
The first recorded ascent of Aconcagua
was made on January 14th, 1897, by Swiss guide Matthias Zurbriggen via the northern route.
Here's some more information on the mountain:
- Country: Argentina;
- Parent Range: Argentina-Chile Andes;
- Elevation: 6 962 m / 22 831 ft;
- Guided climbs per year: nearly 4 000;
- Average cost of a guided tour: $3 500 USD;
- Total climbs per year: nearly 4 500;