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The highest Mountain outside of the Himalayas is Cerro Aconcagua situated in the Argentinean Andes 15 kilometers from the Chile border. I climbed the Polish Glacier Traverse Route on what turned out to be a fabulous sunny day with spectacular views.
I look back upon that expedition and smile as it was the beginning of my Seven Summit Quest, and I didn't even know it at the time.
- Mountain: Aconcagua
- Continent: South America
- Country: Argentina
- Range: Andes
- Height: 22,831 ft / 6,959 m
- Summit Date: Jan 11, 1997
- Route Climbed: Polish Glacier Traverse
- First Ascent: 1897 Matthias Zuebriggen