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Us·pal·la·ta Pass (o͞o′spä-yä′tə, -tä)
A pass, about 3,810 m (12,500 ft) high, through the Andes between Mendoza, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. A monumental sculpture of Jesus stands in the pass.
Uspallata Pass (ˌuːspəˈlɑːtə; Spanish uspaˈʎata)
(Placename) a pass over the Andes in S South America, between Mendoza (Argentina) and Santiago (Chile). Height: 3840 m (12 600 ft). Also called: La Cumbre
Us•pa•lla′ta Pass′ (ˌus pɑˈyɑ tə)
a mountain pass in S South America, in the Andes, connecting Mendoza, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. ab. 12,650 ft. (3855 m) high.
References in classic literature
Valparaiso -- Portillo Pass -- Sagacity of Mules -- Mountain- torrents -- Mines, how discovered -- Proofs of the gradual Elevation of the Cordillera -- Effect of Snow on Rocks -- Geological Structure of the two main Ranges, their distinct Origin and Upheaval -- Great Subsidence -- Red Snow -- Winds -- Pinnacles of Snow -- Dry and clear Atmosphere -- Electricity -- Pampas -- Zoology of the opposite Side of the Andes -- Locusts -- Great Bugs -- Mendoza -- Uspallata Pass
-- Silicified Trees buried as they grew -- Incas Bridge -- Badness of the Passes exaggerated -- Cumbre -- Casuchas -- Valparaiso.
The only notable examples were Christ of the Andes; a giant statue of Christ placed on the border between Chile and Argentina on the summit of Uspallata Pass
in the Andes Mountains; and the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, extending into the State of Montana and the Province of Alberta.
For Sao Paulo's Bienal of 1988 Benedit executed an extended series of charcoal drawings on canvas, each about six feet square, in which he shadowed Darwin through the waters of the Straits of Magellan, across the Santa Cruz River, or up over the Uspallata Pass
in the southern Andes.