Mount Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina & Chile

Photograph by Walter Quirtmair

While I couldn’t see the river from the hiking path, I could hear it and decided to walk of the beaten track and was rewarded with this gorgeous scene of water flowing along the red rocks. In the distance is the 3359 meter Mount Fitz Roy (Monte Fitz Roy), which straddles the border of Argentina & Chile. Mount Fitz Roy was only first climbed in 1952 by two French alpinists, Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone – the formidable mountain remains to this day one of the most technically challenging peaks to climb in the world.

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