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Aconcagua frae pairk entrance.
Heichest pynt
Elevation6,960.8 m (22,837 ft) [1]
Prominence6,960.8 m (22,837 ft) [1]
Ranked 2nt
Isolation16,533.4 kilometre (10,273.4 mi)
LeetinSeiven Summits
Kintra heich pynt
Coordinates32°39′12.35″S 70°00′39.9″W / 32.6534306°S 70.011083°W / -32.6534306; -70.011083Coordinates: 32°39′12.35″S 70°00′39.9″W / 32.6534306°S 70.011083°W / -32.6534306; -70.011083
PronunciationSpaingie: [akoŋˈkaɣwa]
/ˌækəŋˈkɑːɡwə/ or /ˌɑːkəŋˈkɑːɡwə/
Aconcagua is located in Argenteinie
LocationMendoza Province, Argentinae
Parent rangeAndes
First ascent1897 bi
Matthias Zurbriggen (first recordit ascent)[2]
Easiest routeScramble (North)

Aconcagua (Spaingie pronunciation: [akoŋˈkaɣwa]) is the heichest moontain ootside o Asie, at 6,960.8 metre (22,837 ft), an bi extension the heichest pynt in the Soothren Hemisphere.[1]

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  1. a b c "Informe científico que estudia el Aconcagua, el Coloso de América mide 6960,8 metros" (in Spanish). Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. 2012. Archived frae the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Thare is no definitive pruif that the auncient Incas actually climbed tae the summit o the White Sentinel [Aconcagua], but thare is considerable evidence that thay did climb very heich on the moontain. Signs o Inca ascents hae been foond on summits throuoot the Andes, thus far the heichest atop Llullaillaco, a 6,721-metre (22,051 ft) moontain astride the Chilean-Argentine border in the Atacama region. On Aconcagua, the skelet o a guanaco wis found in 1947 alang the ridge connectin the North Summit wi the South Summit. It seems doubtful that a guanaco would climb that heich on the moontain on his ain. Furthermore, an Inca mummy haes been foond at 5400 m on the sooth wast ridge o Aconcagua, near Cerro Piramidal" R. J. Secor, Aconcagua: A Climbing Guide, The Mountaineers, 1994, ISBN 0-89886-406-2, p. 13.