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|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||1934|
|First successful climber(s):||V. Ostrowski, A. Karpinski|
|Nearest major airport:||Mendoza, Argentina, Santiago, Chile|
|Convenient Center:||Barreal, Argentina|
Mercedario is the fourth highest mountain in South America, behind Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, and Monte Pissis. Mercedario is a huge eroded volcano, located less than fifty miles north of Aconcagua. Each of the two peaks dominates the view from the other's slopes. Mercedario, like Aconcagua, is a gently sloping mountain, and is a relatively easy climb.