from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountain, 7,025.4 m (23,034 ft) high, in the Andes of western Argentina near the Chilean border. The highest peak of the Western Hemisphere, it was first scaled in 1897.

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  • proper n. A mountain in the Andes, the highest point in South America

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  • n. the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)


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  • The scenery in the immediate background is gloomy; but, in the distance, the summit of the volcano Aconcagua, which is 23,000 feet above the level of the sea, and which, on fine evenings, is gilded by the rays of the setting sun, imparts a peculiar charm to the landscape.

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  • One veteran Everest, Himalaya, Denali and Aconcagua expedition leader told ExWeb he was not surprised, calling Aconcagua's rescue service "a joke."


  • The walls of Dr. Russell McMullen's office at the University of Washington Medical Center are covered in postcards showing galloping zebras, stalking leopards and towering peaks such as Aconcagua in Argentina.

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  • G4G had previously announced on February 16, 2010 that it had entered into an assignment agreement relating to the proposed acquisition with Grupo Minero Aconcagua S.A. ( "Aconcagua"), a private company registered in Argentina and Andean Geothermal Power Corporation, a private company registered in Texas, United States of America ( "Andean" and, together with Aconcagua, the

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  • Standing in the presence of Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas, was absolutely the highlight.

    369 Days in South America « Wanderings

  • To cap our visit off, Rene gave Lori and I a bottle of their Estate Sauvignon Blanc and a couple of glasses for us to enjoy from the top of the vineyard with a view of Aconcagua Valley.

    Matt Browner Hamlin: Wine Adventures in Chile

  • One night at Termas de Jahuel, a hotel with a hot spring and spa in Aconcagua Valley, we were watching the sunset on a secluded patio when I turned to Lori and said, "The only thing that could make this sunset better is if we had Pisco Sours."

    Matt Browner Hamlin: Wine Adventures in Chile

  • My favorite winery tour came the day we left the Elqui Valley, flew back to Santiago, and drove north again to the Aconcagua Valley to Errazuriz.

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  • In 2002, he spent a year in South America, climbing the Andean peaks Cerro Cuerno, Aconcagua, Antisana, El Altar, and Chimborazo, for a book on mountaineering that never got written.

    John Wray biography

  • Mr. McCarthy was twice married, the second time to Vera Watson, an International Business Machines Corp. computer programmer and mountaineer who was the first woman to solo climb to the summit of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas.

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