The Andes and Mount Aconcagua

On the flight back from Buenos Aries to Santiago I made sure to get a seat in front of the wing and on the right hand side of the plane. I wanted / needed to see Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Andes and South America at 6961 meters and also outside of Asia, and therefore the highest point in both the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. Many years ago I did start making plans to climb this but never quite happened, but at least now I have seen it. The plan worked perfectly for a fantastic view the flight path only being a few 10s of kilometers from the mountain on a clear and still day.

I’m writing this whilst siting in the Santiago airport waiting for my plane back to Australia. Only 2 hours to boarding.



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