The first snow peaks in front of us – from the distance, they are all far and high. Moving closer, America’s highes peak (6962 metres) is framed by mountain lines, shades and fields. Aconcaqua is also called the White Sentinel, and if actually feels like the mountain found the perfect spot to watch over the Andes and guard them patiently. Houses huggle together on the road to the mountain. It is just the look of the mountain, I did not even touch it, and still: it feels powerful. Calming. Guarded.