Mount Aconcagua, Argentina
The aspect of this scene that interested me most was the amazing light and play of colors, sort of Frederic Edwin Churchish, though not so grandly elaborated here as he might have done. Mount Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Americas, at an altitude of 6,960.8 meters above sea level (i.e., 22,841 feet). (The highest elevation that I have reached hiking is 17,200 feet, approaching the Pastoruri Glacier in the Callejon de Huaylas, Peru. That’s the same elevation as the first staging area for climbing to the peak of Mt. Everest. There is not a lot of oxygen in the atmosphere at 17,200 feet, I can attest!)
Oils on stretched canvas 22” x 28”