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(Spanish pronunciation: [akoŋˈkaɣwa]
) is the highest mountain
outside Asia, at 6,960.8 metres (22,837 ft), and the highest point in both the Western Hemisphere
and the Southern Hemisphere
It is located in the Andes mountain range
, in the Mendoza Province
, and lies 112 kilometres (70 mi) northwest of its capital, the city of Mendoza
, about five kilometres from San Juan Province
and 15 kilometres from the international border with Chile
. The mountain itself lies entirely within Argentina, immediately east of Argentina's border with Chile.
Its nearest higher neighbor is Tirich Mir
in the Hindu Kush
, 16,520 kilometres (10,270 mi) away. It is one of the Seven Summits
Aconcagua is bounded by the Valle de las Vacas
to the north and east and the Valle de los Horcones Inferior
to the west and south. The mountain and its surroundings are part of the Aconcagua Provincial Park
. The mountain has a number of glaciers
. The largest glacier is the Ventisquero Horcones Inferior at about 10 kilometres long, which descends from the south face to about 3600 metres in altitude near the Confluencia camp.
Two other large glacier systems are the Ventisquero de las Vacas Sur and Glaciar Este/Ventisquero Relinchos system at about 5 kilometres long. The most well-known is the north-eastern or Polish Glacier
, as it is a common route of ascent.
The model is created at a scale of 1:60,000 with NO vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources: European Space Agency (Imagery), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Elevation)