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Mt. Fitz Roy

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 10 April 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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.

NIKON D90 1/125 second F/22.0 ISO 320 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wow...! Very beautiful shot, Barbara. I like this landscape.
Have a good day

10 Apr 2010 7:06am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A stunning landscape shot Barbara, worth all of the hardships!

10 Apr 2010 11:36am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

wow... spectacular..

10 Apr 2010 5:27pm

David from Detroit, United States

This is a stunning photo. The cliffs in the mid-ground appear to feature "waterfalls" of glaciers. Beautiful!

10 Apr 2010 7:21pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great shot

10 Apr 2010 10:49pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Great shot, and wonderful story. It does look really cold!

11 Apr 2010 2:33am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

this is just a brilliant landscape! such a majestic mountain and your capture has done its justice - nice work!

11 Apr 2010 6:01am

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

All of these are just superb. Very well done indeed, Barbara.

13 Apr 2010 1:16pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


13 Apr 2010 11:31pm

1/125 second
ISO 320
60 mm (35mm equiv.)