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Aconcagua: the Invention of Mountaineering on America's Highest Peak

Aconcagua: the Invention of Mountaineering on America's Highest Peak (Paperback)

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Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas and the tallest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas. Located in the Andes Mountains of Argentina, near the city of Mendoza, Aconcagua has been luring European mountain climbers since 1883, when a German ge-ologist nearly reached the mountain's summit. (A Swiss climber finally made the ascent in 1897.) In this fascinating book, Joy Logan explores the many impacts of mountaineering's ""discovery"" of Aconcagua including its effect on how local indigenous history is understood. The consequences still resonate today, as the region has become a magnet for ""adventure travelers,"" with about 7,000 climbers and trekkers from all over the world visiting each year.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationClimbing & mountaineering Publisher: University of Arizona Press Publication Date: 01/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9780816529506  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Joy Logan is a professor of Spanish and Latin American and Iberian Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

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