Located entirely in Argentina, the Aconcagua rises majestic 6969 meters in the Andes Mountain Range. Its name has several possible origins but, without doubt the most accepted one is Akon-Kahuak that derives from the Quechua language and it means "Sentry of Stone".
On January 14th 1897, the Swiss guide Mathias Zurbriggen, member of the expedition directed by the English mountaineer Edward Fizt Gerald, reached alone and for the first time the main summit of the Aconcagua. He ascended along the north or normal route which goes through the Horcones’s Valley. Today, one century later, there are thousands of men and women, that guided by their steps are determine to repeat stories of fights and passions, of heights and conquests, of men and mountains.
The Mount Aconcagua has two summits, the lightly higher north that the south, united by the Guanaco's ridge, where that it is possible to arrive mainly for their three routes: the northwest, furrowed by the normal route that leaves from Plaza de Mulas; the Polish
Glacier that ascends for the east face and it has its starting point in Plaza Argentina
and the famous South Face to whose feet are Plaza Francia.
The Aconcagua is from all over the world a landmark in the dreams of the mountain's men that pawn its soul surrendering to the challenge of courting of its mystic beauty.
Decreed Protected Natural area in 1983, the Aconcagua Provincial park has the mission of diminishing the impact produced by the thousands of people that year to year visits it. Their 71.000 hectares of surface also protect, their flora, their fauna, and important archaeological places.
The entrances to the main camps of the Aconcagua are carried out for the Horcones's valley that takes to the Plaza Francia and Plaza de Mulas and for the Vacas's valley that takes us to Plaza Argentina, to the foot of the Glacier of the Poles.
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jurgen (2074) 2004-07-14 10:54
¿Ya escalaste el Aconcagua? No sabía queestaba completamente en Argentina. Una gran foto, pero parece que la montaña está tras un poco de niebla o polvo (UV haze? No recuerdo bien). Impresionante vista.
elena (1054) 2004-07-14 10:55
La foto es excelente, y la nota mejor todavia, muy buena investigacion!! (hay un pequeño arco iris ?)
jackwp (519) 2004-07-14 13:07
A clear, focused, colorful capture. A sunny and beautiful day. What else could anyone want? Great picture.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-07-14 14:17
Wonderful picture with a very nice weather. I don't kwow that part of the World and I think it is difficult to reach this place. All the travel agent sell trip in Peru, Bolivia but I never seen a trip there. Very inersting note and very beautiful shot! Bravo!
elroyie (2750) 2004-07-14 15:24
Very good frame with good colours and very good composition, I liked the snowed mountains in the background, they give to the picture another dimension.
Very good note.
papagolf21 (89033) 2004-07-14 18:09
Une vue particulièrement impressionnante Ricardo. Cette prise de vue impose le respect face à la nature ! C'est la nature qui nous contemple et pas l'homme !
Very well done.
A particularly impressive sight Ricardo. This recording imposes the respect in front of the nature! It is the nature which contemplates us and not the man!
Very well done.
iamxa (3055) 2004-07-15 9:47
El Apu Aconcagua. Impresionante vista de esta montaña que aún no he tenido la oportunidad de visitar, pero que solo verla en tu foto ya me sobrecoge. Un saludo.
Ah !! Excelente nota.
kikvel (4784) 2004-07-15 9:49
La foto esta buenisima, el paisaje excelente! Me gustaria conocer estos lugares, son increibles!
nwoehnl (122) 2004-07-15 14:14
Wow, this looks like my kind of scenery, Ricardo, and definitely shows me one more good reason to travel to South America some day. A very impressive view of the Aconcagua, that is nicely "embedded" between the sloping mountains at the left and right. I also like how you included that small hill in the foreground, and the color and contrast setting is very impressive and surely conveys the sensation of high altitude. Great photo and a very good note, congratulations.
dominique (11414) 2004-07-15 17:14
Me like the sight, can be right a small thing is what the small mountain right in front of does not disturb a little if not the colors are very beautiful like the composition, well done.
elihesamian (26149) 2004-07-16 5:02
Beautiful place,powerful & splendid mountains, and you could captured & framed it in a great composition,very nice work you did.
very well contrasted,too.
the colors are real & attractive.
great note ,too.Thanks for taking the time,Dear Ricardo!
I like it.
ChrisJ (102721) 2004-07-16 6:37
Could be sharper, but wonderful composition & color. Thanks for sharing.
Didi (58416) 2004-07-17 5:08
Très bon commentaire digne du National Geographic.
Le paysage est fantastique parfaitement cadré.
Very good comment worthy of the National Geographic. The fantastic landscape is tallied perfectly.
Esox (252) 2004-07-23 12:13
Great composition, fantastic colors.
A nice one for sure!
Great note too.
waskahegan (0) 2004-08-01 13:38
muy bonito, visión increíble tengo gusto del primero plano, bien hecho
ma-tibou (4568) 2004-09-06 11:57
Vue magnifique Ricardo, quelles couleurs epoustouflantes, un endroit magnifique, belle réalisation, bravo.
aznegrao (10316) 2004-10-24 7:25
Otima imagem dessa adoravel região, pretendo retornar ano que vem para ir ao El Plata. Gosto muito das cores, e do enquadramento destacando o imponente Aconcágua. Otimo trabalho Ricardo.
jdurbas (69) 2005-01-12 13:54
it must be amazing, i saw few eightthousend peeks and i know that none photo will show what you felt during making shoot. Great colours
kolesn (591) 2005-03-18 12:38
The mountain in the middle seems a part of the sky that sheds a light. Terrific view.
Ricardo, join us on 19 March (coming Saturday!) taking simultaneous photos in different parts of the world. See the details in my intro!
A photograph from you will be of great value!!! Looking forward.
czar (198) 2005-10-10 5:59
Amazing composition and colors, what an impressive mountain...simply leaves one breathless....
- Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) (1053)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-04-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S45
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Viaje a Chile - Trip to Chile
- Theme(s): Mountains 2, Snow Peaks, Summits above 6 000 meters (20 000 feet) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-14 10:02
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