Cerro Aconcagua: 22,841 ft.
Truly the “Roof of the Americas,” Cerro Aconcagua, at 22,841 ft. (6,962 meters) is not only the highest mountain in South America, but also the highest peak outside of Asia. The name Aconcagua is most likely a derivative of the Incan words Akon Cahuak, meaning Stone Sentinel. Located on the Chilean – Argentine border, it is easily accessed through the Argentine city of Mendoza. Read Todd’s essay, reflecting on 20 years of climbing Aconcagua.
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2021-2022 Climbing Season update
We recently learned that the Aconcagua Provincial Park has made the decision to limit the climbing season to January 1 – February 15th. Also, they have closed all routes up the mountain except for the Normal Route for the coming season.
In response, Mountain Trip is offering one expedition up “La Ruta Normal” that will meet in Mendoza on January 24th, 2022. We have the ability to organize additional departures on a private, custom basis. We’d love to help you have a great time on South America’s tallest peak, so please let us know how we can help!