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 (ăk′ən-kä′gwə, ä′kən-)
A mountain, 6,962 m (22,841 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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(Spanish akonˈkaɣwa)
(Placename) a mountain in W Argentina: the highest peak in the Andes and in the W Hemisphere. Height: 6960 m (22 835 ft)
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(ˌɑ kɔŋˈkɑ gwɑ)

a mountain in W Argentina, in the Andes: highest peak in the Western Hemisphere. 22,834 ft. (6960 m).
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Noun1.Aconcagua - the highest mountain in the western hemisphereAconcagua - the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Andes - a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
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A man who wears many hats, Al Gurg is a student of architecture, a professional football player and a mountaineer who has scaled the 6,960-metre Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.
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Apart from the Mount Everest, situated in Asia, they have scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Elbrus in Europe, Mount Aconcagua in South America and Mount Carstensz Pyramid in Australia, the spokesman said.
In December, last year, the brother-sister duo pair from Gilgit-Baltistan's Shimshal valley conquered the summit of Argentina's Mount Aconcagua (6,962m).
Consultant diabetologist Steve Stanaway, 45, was sponsored by the Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham, where he works in addition to his NHS duties at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, to trek to the summit of the formidable Mount Aconcagua in the Andes of South America.
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