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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

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