Mercedario

Elevation (feet): 22,211
Elevation (meters): 6,770
Continent: South America
Country: Argentina
Range/Region: Central Argentina-Chile
Latitude: -31.9833
Longitude: -70.1167
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Volcanic status: Extinct
Year first climbed: 1934
First successful climber(s): V. Ostrowski, A. Karpinski
Nearest major airport: Mendoza, Argentina, Santiago, Chile
Convenient Center: Barreal, Argentina

Mercedario is the fourth highest mountain in South America, behind Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, and Monte Pissis. Mercedario is a huge eroded volcano, located less than fifty miles north of Aconcagua. Each of the two peaks dominates the view from the other's slopes. Mercedario, like Aconcagua, is a gently sloping mountain, and is a relatively easy climb.