The Paso de la Cumbre is the highest point on the old road between Mendoza in Argentina and Santiago de Chile. In 1980 an about 3 kilometres long tunnel (Túnel del Cristo Redentor) opened and connects the villages Las Cuevas in Argentina with Portillo in Chile at 3'080 metres. Since the new tunnel has been open, the road to the pass has only been used for tourist traffic during the summer. In the year 1904 there was erected an about 6 metres high statue "Cristo Redentor de los Andes" as a symbol of unity between the two nations.
Cristo Redentor de los Andes.
"Visit of president Perón in Santiago and return visit of president Ibañez del Campo in Buenos Aires.
The stamp symbolizes the monument "Cristo Redentor de los Andes", the Aconcagua (6'962 m) in the north and the Tupungato (6'570 m) in the south. The Acongagua is located 18 kilometres north of the pass. From the monument its summit can slightly be seen behind the Cerro Tolosa (5'162 m).
Chile 1987, Visit of Pope Paul II in Chile".
Portrait of Pope Paul II, the statue and the background looks like the relatively gentle slope of the Argentine side.
Chile 2004, "100th Anniversary of the statue Cristo Redentor de los Andes"
The stamp depicts an artist's composition of an Andean Condor over the Chilean and Argentine flag, the monument and an areal view of the south face of Aconcagua.