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One of the Seven Summits (the highest moutains of each of the seven continents), the Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, being the highest altitude in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres with a summit elevation of 6960,8 meters.

The origin of the name is contested; it is either from the Mapudungun Aconca-Hue, which refers to the Aconcagua River and means "comes from the other side", the Quechua Ackon Cahuak, meaning "Sentinel of Stone", the Quechua Anco Cahuac, meaning "White Sentinel", or the Aymara Janq'u Q'awa, meaning "White Ravine".

By the time I passed this point on the road that connects Mendoza to the Chilean border, from where we can see the Aconcagua, the mountain was partially covered by the clouds, so the most I could get was this photo of its silhouette.


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