One of the Seven Summits: Can You Name This Peak

It's time for another Mystery Destination. You know the rules, read the 5 clues below and look at the photo then guess which outdoor destination we are talking about. We've featured rivers, national parks and more in the past. This week the correct answer is the name of a famous mountain. (Hint: it's not in the USA)

Mystery Mountain Photo by Phillip Capper

  • The mountain has a number of glaciers. The largest glacier is the Ventisquero Horcones Inferior at about 10 km long.

  • This mountain is arguably the highest non-technical mountain in the world. The northern route can be climbed without the use of ropes, axes, and pins. Although the climb is technically easy, multiple casualties occur every year and the altitude effects can be significant.

  • This peak is one of the Seven Summits, a name given to the tallest peak on each of the seven continents.

  • The name for this mountain comes from the local language meaning 'Stone Sentinel'. This peak is located within a Provincial Park of the same name.

Do you know what mountain we're talking about? Enter the name of this peak in the comments below. Too easy? Try these other Mystery Destinations:

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Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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