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Iguazu Falls

275 falls – 2.7 kilometers long – 82 meters high  – average annual flow rate of 1746 m³/s Brazilian side Argentinian side ITAIPU dam – the largest operational hydroelectric power plant in the world

March 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Argentina, Brazil  No Comments

Aconcagua (6962m) – Summit of the Americas

Cerro Aconcagua is the highest mountain of Argentina and the South American continent, highest peak of the Andes mountain range, highest summit of all the Americas & the world´s highest point outside the Himalaya! Its atmospheric pressure = 60 mm of mercury which equals 37% oxygen proportion of sea level. 2nd February 2010, 14:32 o’clock: [...]

February 5, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Argentina, Argentina 2010  One Comment

Ojos del Salado (6896m) – Highest point of Chile

Ojos del Salado is the highest peak in Chile and the same time the highest volcano in the world. It is also the 2nd highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, only 60 meters short of famous Aconcagua. During last week I have reached beyond a level of exhaustion I thought would exist: Together with Simon [...]

January 18, 2010  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Argentina, Argentina 2010, Chile  3 Comments

Córdoba

I am currently in Córdoba, Argentina eating a lot of beautiful cows and trying to make plans for climbing Aconcagua & Ojos del Salado. In the meantime I will get my “guns” back into shape at the local crags in and around town… Aconcagua (6962m) – the world’s highest peak outside the Himalaya Advise and [...]

December 15, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Argentina  No Comments