Bye bye Mendoza, bye bye Argentina. I am leaving South America by hopping from country to country, airport to airport, slowly making my way north – can’t think of ever having had such long and circuitous journey to a destination: Mendoza, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Mexico City, Los Cabos, and eventually Los Angeles on the way back to the East Coast where I’ll fly out to two days later.
Argentina. The bus ride takes about 8 hours and crosses the pass ‘Paco Internacional Los Libertadores’ at 3200 m above sea level.
We made it! On December 23rd at 3.50 PM we arrived the summit of Aconcagua at 6962 m above sea level. It’s not only the highest mountain in South America, but also the highest in the southern hemisphere and the highest outside the Himalayas.