Sprawling across the southern half of South America, Argentina is the second largest country on the continent and eighth largest on Earth. Roughly 250,000 people visit Argentina each year, exploring the cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires, visiting the lush tropical rainforests of the north or heading to the mountains that run for 4,000 kilometres (2,500 miles) down the country’s western border with Chile.
Famous Mountains in Argentina
There is no shortage of mountains to climb and explore in Argentina. The portion of the Andes that runs through the country is home to the five tallest mountains in the range, eight of the 10 tallest mountains and more than a hundred 6,000 metre-high (20,000 feet) peaks.
Easily the most famous is Aconcagua, which is the tallest in the country as well as in South America. The peak is not a very technical climb either, which makes it an immensely popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Other popular peaks in Argentina are:
- Ojos del Salado
- Mount Pissis
- Cerro Llullaillaco
- Cerro Mercedario
- Mount Tronador
- Fitz Roy
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