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Aconcagua – a taste of the big mountains
12 Jun 2016 · Rebecca Coles
A reputation for ugliness is not the greatest accolade for a mountain to have. What brings people to Aconcagua (6962m) is its status as the highest mountain in South America, the highest peak in the western hemisphere and one of the Seven Summits. It's a shame, however, to reduce any mountain to statistics, to a summit bagged and ticked off a list before moving on to the next. Expedition leader Becky Coles describes the challenges of high...