Mount Fitz Roy

May 11, 2016

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Photographer: Eduardo Juliá
Summary Author: Eduardo Juliá
 May 2016 Viewer's Choice
Stunning Mount Fitz Roy, also known as Cerro Chaltén, (at right center) is found in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, on the border of Argentina and Chile. First climbed in 1952 by French alpinists, it remains among the most technically challenging mountains for mountaineers; not because of its height (11,171 ft or 3,405 m) but because of its severe slopes. Originally called Chaltén (mountain that smokes) by aboriginals, it was thought to be a volcano. However, later it was realized that it's simply so often cloaked in clouds it gives the appearance of smoking. This panorama was taken at its base, at the De los Tres Lake, a popular place for tourist that can be accessed after a 6 mi (10 km) hike. Photo taken on March 3, 2016.