GPS-Derived Coordinates and Elevations

record the following GPS-derived latitudes, longitudes, and elevations for key waypoints prior to and along the Normal Route. The WGS-84 datum is employed, so corresponding to both the recorded coordinates of earlier reports, and those available from Aconcagua Provincial Park datasheets.

SRTM is the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, a project that provides worldwide digital elevation data available at the USGS (United States Geological Survey) website.

GPS reading
Proof! Adam holds the GPS unit at Aconcagua's summit.
Note the elevation and horizontal coordinates.
(Mouse-click the image for enlargement.)

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