#day180 – walking in Andes Mountains

Mendoza is located at the bottom of the Andes Mountains. The highest mountain in whole Southamerica, called Aconcagua, is just around the corner. I didn’t know before, that this one is with an altitude of almost 7000 metres, as well the biggest monutain outside of Asia. But since Asia has 187 higher mountains, it’s only the 188 highest mountain in the world.

I thought a short second about climbing Aconcagua, but yeah, you have to be an advanced climber and so I decided to have a nice view from the bus. My touristy day tour in a bus stopped in front of the park entrance and we had at least the chance to take some pictures.

The highest point we reached today was almost 4000 metres above sea level. It was at the border to Chile in the middle of the mountains, where is a little Jesus statue. I’m actually not sure, if I’ve been on a higher mountain ever before in my life. I don’t think so. I didn’t feel dizzy or realized pressure in my ears. The only thing, which wasn’t imperceptible, was the strong wind. Jesus Christ, even Heidi Klum’s hairstyle couldn’t resist these strong winds.

Today was a little foretaste before I finally leave Argentina tomorrow.  Chile, here I come. It’s already the third stamp in my passport. Crazy.

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