Photos - Andes (Argentina) 

The Andes, which are a geologically young system, were originally uplifted in the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods. They are still rising, causing volcanoes and earthquakes. The Andes are higher than any other mountains except the Himalayas, with many snowcapped peaks over 6700 m high.

The following pictures have been taken during an research expedition to the glacier of Mercedario. Click on the links below to view the pictures. We have taken any attempt to provide exact (GPS-based) coordinates of the positions where the photos have been taken.
Aconcagua - Mercedario - La Ramada - Flight from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza/Argentina - Dry Andes - Valle de Calingasta - Valle de Calingasta - Buried Road in Valle de Calingasta - View of the Mountain Range of the Andes at Barreal - Valle de Calingasta - Rio Blanco - Barren Andes - Mercedario - Mules at the Mercedario - Guanaquitos - El Siete de los Ansilta - Cordillera Ansilta - A Copper Brook - Guanaquitos - Andes seen from Mercedario Massif - Pirca de Indios - Pirca de Indios - Pirca de Indios - On the Way to the Ollada Glacier - Descent from Mercedario - Laguna Blanca - The mountain range of the Andes seen from Valle de Calingasta - Calingasta - Rio San Juan - Penitentes - Disappearing Penitentes - Cerro Tapado - The Agua Negra Pass - Trees in the Stone Desert - Water Reservoir at Rodeo - Water Reservoir at Rodeo - Water Reservoir at Rodeo - Columns of Basalt - Mendoza

Here you see the Andes around Mount Aconcagua from space.
Image courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.