Aconcagua & Ameghino

The Lord of the Americas.
As seen from the summit of Vallecitos Peak.

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Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Jun 22, 2012 11:20 am - Voted 10/10

Impressive!

Aconcagua's South Face looks so impressive from Vallecitos and Cordon de La Plata and de La Jaula.
This picture brings up nice memories and I just wanna go back to Argentina.

Nice shot Paulo!

PAROFES

PAROFES - Jun 22, 2012 11:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Impressive!

Me toooooo man!
I am dying to go back to CDP Asap!!!
Still have like a dozen summits to tag there...
O boy I miss that place!
Cheers

lsheen

lsheen - Jun 22, 2012 10:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Hombre...

That is one NASTY face...

Impressive shot of an impressive mountain, Paulo. This photo really gives a sense of the vastness of Cerro Aconcagua...

My friend - perhaps you can tell me about something I've often wondered: The word "Aconcagua" almost sounds like "With No Water". A (not) Con (with) Agua (water). Is Aconcagua a Spanish (or Portuguese) word? Or a local name with a different meaning?

Thanks for sharing your beautiful picture,

Big Lew

PAROFES

PAROFES - Jun 23, 2012 6:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Hombre...

Local name with a completely different meaning. Aconcagua is Quechua for "Stone Sentinel".
:)

And the south face, it is almost 3000m tall!

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