Aconcagua is the highest peak located outside of Asia. The unofficial nickname of the mountain is the Colossus of America. The first known attempt to conquer Aconcagua belongs to the German climber Paul Güssfeldt. It took place in 1883 and ended unsuccessfully. 14 years later, Aconcagua was conquered by the Swiss Matthias Zurbriggen, who also went down in history as the first to climb this peak alone.
Among professional climbers, the Colossus of America, despite its formidable name, is considered an uncomplicated mountain. When climbing, oxygen tanks are not required, and even children can climb it in the 21st century. The youngest conqueror was the 9-year-old Tyler Armstrong from the USA in 2013.