In The Shadow Of Fitz Roy - 2018 Southern Patagonian Icefield Expedition
Few places in the world can deliver such abundance of jaw-dropping photos and videos like Patagonia in Argentina and Chile, with some of the most fantastic mountain scenery on the planet.
I landed at El Calafate Airport in Argentina, close to the Chilean border and took a minibus to El Chaltén, the adventure hub in this part of Southern Patagonia. A four day long expedition would follow between 23 - 26 February 2018, that entered the Patagonian icefield and took us all the way to the Chilean border. All the time being in the shadow of Fitz Roy.
Fitz Roy lies on the border between Argentina and Chile and is located in the Southern Patagonian Icefield, near El Chaltén, Argentina, and the beautiful Lago Viedma. First climbed in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone, it remains among the most technically challenging mountains for mountaineers on earth.
The original idea was to summit Gorra Blanca on the Southern Patagonian Icefield, but some slight injuries to my left shoulder, the one that hasn't had advanced surgery, put an end to those hopes. Plan B was to spend some time on the icefield and take in the beauty of these mountains.