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Chalten at sunset


Chalten at sunset
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Copyright: Brenda Ailin Segurel (Bass) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-10
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-W30
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-19 13:42
Viewed: 2864
Points: 12
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Chalten mountain or Mount Fitz Roy at sunset. This is like THE place if you like to hike because is quite a challenge.
This picture means a lot to me, because it┤s quite hard to see the peaks without clouds. Many people who goes there to hike may wait days or weeks, because it┤s a very cloudy and windy place. So, we arrived and the hole place was covered with clouds.. two hours later it was there, just for our eyes! And when we leave the next day, the clouds start to covered it again. That was the moment when I thought that I really have a conection with my beloved Patagonia and its mountains.

About the pic: it was taken at sunset at a little gazebo, sort of half an hour away from Chalten town. I used a sunset filter.

About the place:
is a mountain located near El ChaltÚn village, in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, on the border between Argentina and Chile. First climbed in 1952, it remains among the most technically challenging mountains on Earth for mountaineers.
Cerro is a Spanish word meaning hill, while ChaltÚn comes from a Tehuelche (Aonikenk) word meaning "smoking mountain", due to a cloud that usually forms around the mountain's peak. Fitz Roy, however, was only one of a number of peaks the Tehuelche called ChaltÚn.The mountain has a reputation of being "ultimate", despite its average height (although being the highest peak in the Los Glaciares park, it is less than half the size of the Himalayan giants), because the sheer granite faces present long stretches of arduous technical climbing. In addition, the weather in the area is exceptionally inclement and treacherous. It also attracts many photographers thanks to its otherworldly shape. The area, while still fairly inaccessible, was even more isolated until the recent development of El ChaltÚn village and El Calafate international airport. The mountain climb, however, remains extremely difficult and is the preserve of very experienced climbers. Today, when a hundred people may reach the summit of Mount Everest in a single day,[7] Monte Fitz Roy may only be successfully ascended once a year.

Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Fitz_Roy

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Hi Brenda,
Thank you for sharing this special mountain and the interesting information.I have never seen or heard about it before.
Lovely photo.
Regards
Steve

Hello Brenda
Nice sunset, nice moutain
Thanks for sharing this beautiful landscape
Luis

Impressive mountains Brenda! Beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful atmosphere.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Dramatic and powerful image of this smoking mountains Brenda! Great view true the clouds showing the enormous stature of this cold mountain peak !
Regards,
George Veltchev

Hi Brenda,
this is a fantastic landscap photo. the color and the composition of the picture was successfull. congratulation to this photo
Jurek

Hello Brenda,
A photo in a special atmosphere. Beautiful colours and a great composition with these impressive mountains.
Regards,
Peter

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