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Summit Elevation Continent Country Range First
Aconcagua 6 962 m
22 841 ft
South America Argentina Andes 1897

Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas (6 959 m / 22 841 ft). It is also the highest peak in both the Southern & Western Hemispheres.
It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. The summit is also located about 5 kilometres from San Juan Province and 15 kilometres from the international border with Chile.

The first recorded ascent was in 1897 on a British expedition led by Edward FitzGerald. The summit was reached by the Swiss guide Matthias Zurbriggen on January 14 and by two other expedition members a few days later.

The youngest person to reach the summit of Aconcagua was Matthew Moniz of Boulder, Colorado. He was 10 years old when he reached the summit on December 16, 2008.

The oldest person to climb it was Scott Lewis who reached the summit on November 26, 2007 when he was 87 years old.

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