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Jagged Peaks of Cerro Torre (3102 m)  

Jagged Peaks of Cerro Torre (3102 m)

El Chalten - "Smoking moutain" paradise

February 16th 2007
The tiny village of El Chalten (1000 inhabitants in the summer and only about 200 in the winter) is big on the itineries of all trekkers, climbers and mounteneers. In the language of tehuelche (a South American tribe) El Chalten means "Smoking mountain" as they thought the Cerro Chalten mountain was actually a volcano for it was covered with clouds/smoke most of the time. El Chalten is at the bas ... read more
South America » Argentina » Santa Cruz » El Chaltén

Argentine Flag Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
3rd November 2011

El of my favourite places. This shot of Cerro Torre is magnifique.

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