- 10 Feb 2020
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Kaamya Karthikeyan, a twelve year old Indian student, has become the youngest girl in the world to summit Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America.
- At 6962 metres, Mt. Aconcagua is the highest peak outside Asia. It lies in the Southern Andes (the world’s longest mountain range that is located along the entire western coast of South America).
- At 8,850 metres, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in Asia and the world.
- Aconcagua is of volcanic origin, but it is not itself an active volcano.