This image was made in November, 2008, while I was on a once in a lifetime trip to Patagonia. We hiked up to the base of the mountain and camped for 4 days in VERY cold tents. Because the tundra is so fragile in the Glaciers National Park, no campfires are allowed. But our hosts did their best - every night we had great stews and soups and wine to warm our tummies.
We were so lucky to get to see this iconic mountain. For 10 days before our arrival, it had been cloaked with clouds. The luck of seeing her like this is part of what I call my good photo karma -which often does follow me around.
None of the photos I will share in the days to come would have been possible without the skill of our wonderful guide, Diego, who led us to the best spots to capture these images.
For those who are thinking of a trip to Patagonia, do not delay! It is the most wild and wonderful place I have ever visited. It is cold and windy, but so worth it!
P.S. Can you imagine actually climbing here? Fitz Roy is one of the mountains lusted after by some of the world's best climbers.
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