Saturday, November 5, 2011


Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas 6,962 m (22,841 ft). It is located in the Andes Moauntain Range , in the Argentine Provence of Mendoza .


The first attempt on Aconcagua by a European was made in 1883 by a party led by the German geologist and explorer Paul Gussefldt . Bribing porters with the story that there was treasure on the mountain, he approached the mountain via the Rio Volcan, making two attempts on the peak by the north-west ridge and reaching an altitude of 6,500 meters (21,300 ft). The route that he prospected is now the normal route up the mountain.

The first recorded ascent was in 1897 on a British expedition led by Edward FitzGerald. The summit was reached by the Swiss guide Matthias Zurbreggin 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 11 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.

Inshallah I will be the first Pakistani on the top Aconcagua ( the roof of the Americas)

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