Cerro Aconcagua: 22,841′
Truly the “Roof of the Americas,” Cerro Aconcagua, at 22,841 feet (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 an essay by Todd Rutledge, Mountain Trip Director, reflecting on 20 years of climbing Aconcagua.
2022-2023 Climbing Season update
After a couple of Covid-seasons, we’re back to normal operations on Aconcagua for the 2022-23 season! This means we’re offering the Ameghino Valley traverse route again. This route is really the best way to see the whole mountain and avoid the crowds.