This ISERV image shows the towering, snow-topped mountains and deeply carved valleys of the Chilean Andes. The Andes Mountains form one of the longest continuous mountain ranges in the world, extending along South America's western coast. The range is about 7,000 km (4,300 mi) long, passing through Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. The Chilean Andes form most of the border between Chile and Argentina and include the highest section of the mountain range. The highest peak stands almost 6,962 m (22,841 ft) above sea level in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. The Chilean Andean system plays a strong role in Chile's weather, with the two sides the Andes exhibiting strong climatic differences.
Image credit: SERVIR/ISERV
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