THE 5 HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN AMERICA
"THERE IS ALWAYS A ROAD TO THE TOP."
This is the highest mountain in America with a height of 6,961 m.s.n.m (meters above sea level).
It is located Mendoza, province of Argentina. The origin of the name is uncertain and although several origins are postulated, the most common is that it derives from the Quechua terms Akon kahuak, which together mean “stone sentinel”.
Nevado Ojos del Salado
The second highest in America, with 6,891 meters above sea level. It is a stratum volcano located on the border of Argentina and Chile. Its name comes from the origin of the Salado River.
It is the highest volcano in the world and has very dry climatic conditions.
With 6,793 m.a.s.l. it is located in the third position in America, it is an inactive volcano that is located in the Andes mountain range, between La Rioja and Catamarca, Argentine Provinces.
Its name was placed in honor of the French geographer Pedro Jose Amadeo Pissis.
Its height is 6,768 meters above sea level. It is located in the Peruvian Andes. In 2013 a team of German and Australian researchers discovered that this is the point with the least gravity on Earth.
Its name was given by the local people, probably because this mountain towers over the town of Huashco in Peru.
Cerro Bonete Chico
The fifth highest in America with 6,759 m.a.s.l. It is an inactive volcano northwest of Mendoza and on the border with Catamarca, Argentine provinces.
Due to its name, for decades there was confusion since a small volcano located a little further north was and continues to be called Bonete Grande, while the one that deserves this name appears as Bonete Chico.
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