Far away in the northeast the snowy mass of Aconcagua, loftiest of all American summits, floats like a white cloud on the horizon.
Aconcagua is one of the sharpest climatological limits in the world.
Then you get the backbone of the continent in the west, the Andes with Aconcagua rising to 23,000 feet above sea level.
The old moraines of Aconcagua ultimately turn into sand dunes.
Even Aconcagua, greatest of all volcanoes, is as rotten as the rest.
The eastern limit of the zone spared by the frosts passes about thirty-five miles from the foot of Aconcagua.
Zurbriggen has recently got to the top of Aconcagua, a height of 24,000 feet.
The spiry exuberance of Milan Cathedral can be paralleled in the neighbourhood of Aconcagua.
The first battle was fought on the Aconcagua at Concon on the 21st.
Aconcagua being probablyxliii the highest mountain in the New World, a new measurement is eminently desirable.