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Mt. Aconcagua

Aconcagua is in Argentina along the border near Chile.  It's the highest peak in the Andes Mountains, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere at 23,000 ft. Of the 7 Summits, Aconcagua is considered by Climbers to be the most difficult to climb, including Mt. Everest.  The Mountain is a slag heap of rocks, stone and scree (gravel like substance, two steps up, slide one step back).  The dangers are falling rock and high winds.  The summit will have 70 mph sustained winds with gusts up to 100 mph.  Snow is nearly constant with the moist winds coming in from the warm Pacific Ocean across Chile and up Aconcagua. 

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