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The smoking mountain

The heavy, peculiar-shaped clouds in the region of this mountain gave it its name “Chaltén” in the native language Tehuelche, which means “smoking mountain”, in reference to the (wrong) belief of these indigenous that the mountain was actually a volcano. Latter, the mountain was renamed “Fitz Roy”, in honor of the famous capitan of HMS Beagle, the ship that carried the naturalist Charles Darwin in his expeditions around the world in the nineteenth century. The “Cerro Fitz Roy” is 3405 m high and is one of the most proeminent peaks in the Andes mountainrange in the extreme south of Patagônia region. It is also one of the most challenging destinates to climbers and mountaineers in the world due to its high, level of technical difficulty and climatic conditions.

TAGS: Argentina, Night, Patagonia, River, Weather

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 17mm
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PHOTO LOCATION El Chaltén, Argentina