Photo Favorite: Open view of Cerro Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina

By Mark Wiens 10 Comments
Cerro Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina
Cerro Fitz Roy, Patagonia, Argentina

Location: Cerro Fitz Roy Mountain, Patagonia, Argentina

After taking a TEFL course in Buenos Aires in 2008, I headed south to catch a glimpse and do some hiking through Patagonia.

Though my tropical skin didn’t adapt too well to the frigid conditions, I witnessed a few of the most impressive natural mountainous landscapes and glaciers I’ve ever seen.



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  • Round We Go

    6 years ago

    One of the more beautiful places I’ve ever visited. The town of El Chalten is what I imagine Jackson Hole to have been like in the early 20th century. I’m afraid to go back for fear of finding ATM’s and paved roads.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      I agree, it really was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. It’s been about 4 years since I was there, and I’m sure it has become more developed, but let’s hope it remains clean well taken care of!

  • jade

    6 years ago

    Looks so serene and beautiful!

  • inka

    6 years ago

    Tropical skin…you and me both. Beautiful picture, but I think I prefer your photo over the freezing reality. In this case I’m happily an arm chair traveler.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      That’s ok too Inka! Cold weather was not made for me!

  • Scott – Quirky Travel Guy

    6 years ago

    I love the contrast between the frozen and the sunny part. It looks really hot where you’re taking the picture from!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      You’re right, it was quite warm where I took the photo. As a warm climate lover, the sun felt amazing, but when I got up closer to that snow I was freezing!

  • paulo

    6 years ago

    One of my favorite spots on earth. I went climbing down there and climbed Fitz Roy. It is my maximum climbing achievement to date! The Torres Paine also gloriously beautiful.

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      Dude Paulo, that’s awesome man!! I was looking up at those rocks imaging how crazy it would be to climb them. Congratulations of climbing, that’s way cool!