Cerro Torre is a spectacular mountain in southern Patagonia. It is located in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and borders the southern patagonian icefield. Cerro Torre is famous amongst climbers for its impressive east face, topped with a mushroom of ice. Its climbing history is full of doubt and disputes, ranging from Cesare Maestri’s alleged first ascent in 1959, over his return in 1970 – when he worked his way up to the top with the help of a compressor drill – all the way to David Lama’s Red Bull sponsored free ascent in 2012.

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Fitz Roy reflected in Laguna de los Tres at sunrise.

In Patagonia


Since I'm being treated to some decent internet connection these days I thought I'd give you a little update about my whereabouts... I'm reciding in Ushuaia at the moment with a few hours off, before i continue to Isla Navarino to do one…

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Stars and moonlight above Cerro Torre, Patagonia.

The Light of the Night


If you'd wake me up in the middle of the night and ask me about my favourite mountains, Cerro Torre would probably be one of the first I came up with. Ever since I first saw a picture of it, and even more so after my first visit to…

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Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy at night

Silent Watchers


Patagonia is mostly known for its famous mountains, but you’ll also find a fair share of stories being told about the notorious weather. And indeed it’s not uncommon to experience four season within one day. Rain, sun and clouds often…

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Sunset on the mountains surrounding El Chaltén

Los Glaciares: El Chaltén


It was on the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén, when I first saw the panorama of the cordillera and the shapes of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy with my own eyes. And in this very moment I realized that this trip was going to be something…

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