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Range Name(s): Southern Andes, Южные Анды     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 6 962 m / 22 841 ft     Snow Line: 800-6 000 m / 2 625-19 685 ft
Region(s): South America     Average Length: 2 018 miles / 3 250 km
Location: Chile: Argentina:     Average Width: 200-400 miles / 124-248 km
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: -41°-11'-20.362''S
-71°-52'-21.211''W
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Parent Range: Andes     Nearest Airport(s): Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (PUQ); Ushuaia International Airport (USH); Governor Francisco Gabrielli Mendoza International Airport (MDZ); Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez Santiago International Airport (SCL);
National Park(s): Aconcagua Provincial Park; Los Glaciares National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Ushuaia; Mendoza; El Calafate; Santiago; Punta Arenas; El Chaltén;

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Ninety percent of all mountaineering interest in Southern Andes is centered on Mount Aconcagua rising above the all South American continent. But besides of Aconcagua there are a lot of other beautiful mountains located in Southern Andes. For example, the Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonian Andes are still the great challenge for the distinguished climbers. Hikers also will find here a lot of awesome hiking routes there.... Read more

DESCRIPTION Edit

The Southern Andes are divided into the two main parts - the southern part (or Argentina-Chile Andes) and the northern (or Patagonian Andes). The Argentina-Chile Andes consist of three ranges - the Coastal Cordillera, the Main Cordillera (or Cordillera de los Andes) and the Central Valley. Mount Aconcagua (6962 meters) is the highest summit of South America and located in the Main Cordillera. There are some more distinguished mountains located in northern part of the South Andes such as Cerro Tupungato (6570 meters) and Cerro Mercedario (6770 meters). The Patagonian Andes is lower than Argentina-Chile Andes - the highest mountain there is the Mount San Valentin (4058 meters).... Read more

LOCATION Edit

The Southern Andes stretch from the south end of Puna de Atakama to the far north of Chili and Strait of Magellan.

South America, Argentina: Mendoza

  • Aconcagua
  • Mountaineering - 17 Day(s)
  • 15 Nov - 1 Mar
  • Challenging 
  • 12 people climbed it

South America, Argentina: Mendoza

  • Aconcagua
  • Mountaineering - 17 Day(s)
  • 15 Nov - 28 Feb
  • Challenging/ Tough 
  • 3 people climbed it

South America, Argentina: Mendoza

  • Aconcagua
  • Hiking - 5 Day(s)
  • 15 Nov - 30 Apr
  • Moderate 
  • 0 people climbed it

Argentina:

  • 8 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
  • Aconcagua(6962 m)
  • Normal Route

Argentina:

  • 14 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
  • Volcán Lanín 
  • Volcan Lanin

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• The subtropical climate of the Argentina-Chile Andes is gradually changed to the temperate oceanic climate when you drive from the north to the south. The climate of Southern Andes is very humid and the fluctuations of seasonal temperature are insignificant.

 

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