What is the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres?
Aconcagua is a mountain in the Principal Cordillera of the Andes mountain range, in Mendoza Province, Argentina. It is the highest mountain in the Americas and the highest outside of Asia,being the highest in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres with a summit elevation of 6,960.8 metres (22,837 ft). It lies 112 km (70 mi) northwest of the provincial capital, the city of Mendoza, about five km (3.1 mi) from San Juan Province, and 15 km (9.3 mi) from border with neighbouring Chile. The mountain is one of the so-called Seven Summits of the seven continents.