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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: 2007-07-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-W30
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-17 16:41
Viewed: 4944
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
This is mount Tronador, taken from Cerro Bayo during last winter. It´s the big guy from where I come from. The clouds represents the glaciers at one of the glacier ages.
I have taken some notes from internet, so you can know more about this great mountain... next summer maybe i´m gonna climb it, hope I can.. it´s one of my dreams.

Tronador is a stratovolcano in the border between Argentina and Chile near Bariloche, separating two National Parks: Nahuel Huapi in Argentina and Vicente Pérez Rosales in Chile. It is covered by seven glaciers (Frias, Alerce, Castaño Overo, Manso, Peulla, Casa Pangue y Río Blanco) and it is 3,491 meters high. It was named Tronador (Spanish for 'Thunderer') by locals in reference of the sound of falling seracs. It was first climbed by Hermann Claussen solo on 29 January 1934, after several attempts.

The Tronador hill is an inactive volcano that is in the border between Chile and Argentina near the city of Bariloche. It separates two national parks: Vicente Perez Rosales in the province of Llanquihue, Chile, and the Nahuel Huapi, Argentina. Has a height of 3,491. It has three tops: an Argentinean (Argentine top), of 3,200 mts, a Chilean (Chilean summit), of 3,320 mts and one border, between both countries, of 3,491 mts. It is covered by seven glaciers. By the Argentine slope they are, of the south to north, the glaciers Frías, Alerce, Castaño Overo and Manso. By the Chilean, in the same direction, are the glaciers Peulla, Casa Pangue and Río Blanco. The name of the hill is because the noise that is similar to the one of thunders produced by the frequent loosenings and falls of seracs in glaciers. There is a zone where the ice is dyed of black product of sediments and sands that carry, this zone is called the “ventisquero negro”.

A peatonal footpath of strong slope, to a large extent practicable to horse, allows to arrive at an organized refuge, that takes the name of the andinista Otto Meiling. It has certain comforts of lodging, and is located in the edge of superior glaciers. From the glaciers that surround to the Tronador several streams arise, that come together in Pretty Pampas to form the Manso river.

LEGEND: it existed next to Tronador volcano, to which the natives called Amún Car, a Mapuche town whose lonco (chief) was called Linco Nahuel. The valley was closed by mountains difficult to be scaled by the enemies and on the other hand a famous spirit dwelled in the interior of the crater, that arrived the case would favor them. Although the settlers lived pacifically, in forecast to a possible attack, were marked sentries in the most strategic places of their mountain ranges. One day these sentries shout the alarm, bringing the news that an army of little dwarfs, began to invade the territory and struggled to seize of the volcano, to attack from there mapuches of the valley. Then Linco commanded to its messengers more intelligent and valiant. These, to their return, told the lonco that the dwarfs had laugh of them and they had threatened them and defied, saying to them that they would not go away of the country, that they would raise the Amun Car and that if they don´t left them in calm, they would see what was going to happen. Thus it was how the fight start to try to seize the top of the volcano. The spirit, when listening the noise of the fight, wake up and looked that its dominions, unpollluted until then, had been trod by insignificant beings. How terrible it was its anger! It began to send fire and it washes burning and shaking itself it made shake its flanks. In a moment all the soldiers, dwarves and mapuches turned ashes. To the chiefs he imposed great punishment: He transform them into the riscks that you can see in their summit, watching themselves vis-a-vis, without being able to touch themselves nor to made damage, but eating their resentments, and thus they will continue until the spirit falls asleep for always and just then they recover his primitive condition. For that reason he he will continue twisting and producing the roar that white men calls thunder, and reason why they put the name to him: Tronador (something that sounds too much, like the sound of the thunder).

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Hello Brenda!

Nice to see you again!

Thanks for this simple, yet pleasant mountain scenery, well accompanied by interesting and instructive notes. You live at a beautiful place, the mountain is majestic and invites for hiking and climbing...

Kind regards


Hello Brenda,
Delighted to see your beautiful posting after awhile!
this is on top of the world image so beautifully captured!
good exposure and focus here in good clarity, natural colour and details
well done and best regards

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-04-17 23:03]
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Hi Brenda, we both post a mountain today - both from the southern hemisphere. Your mountain is 240 metres higher too.
Good shot of this majestic mountain. Well captured, and good focus and lighting too.
Well done

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-18 18:43]
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Hello Brenda,
A beautiful country you come from Brenda, so rough and rugged. This landscape shows this wonderfully, thank you for sharing.

Hi Brenda!

Wonderful expo, shows all the details! Composition is also fine with the heavy clouds underneath. TFS!

Best regards,

Bonsoir Brenda
Grandiose... Merveille...
Le calme... la serénité...
Merci pour cette magnifique prise de vue

Impresionante toma del disputado pico.
Un abrazo.

Hola Brenda,
Impacatnte vista de ese famoso volcán extinto. Me gusta la vista con ese manto de nubes en la parte inferior

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-22 6:06]
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Hi Brenda,
very nice to see this beautiful mountain from you! Lovely POV showing it floating in the clouds...i too would love to climb this :o)

Hi branda
Félicitation pour cette belle prise de vue de ce beau mont.La prise est un peu brumeuse mais vue les condition qu'elle a étéprise elles est très belle.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Its always a pleasureable site to see this! nice cloud layer below, and I saw something like this yesterday, Thanks for sharing this one! Cheers Josh Lewis.

Hola Brenda,
Has captado muy bien un bello espectáculo, parecen montañas inaccesibles, pronto vas a tener la suerte de ver los colores de vuestro invierno, supongo que la nieve irá en aumento.
Saludos cordiales.

Hi Brenda
Amazing mountains, huge, great. TFS, Rgards,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-16 22:53]
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Hello Brenda

A very good POV for this shot.I feel as if I am in the clouds looking at it.
The focus is very good with sharp detail.
Lovely lighting and colours.
A super vista!


Hi Brenda,

The point of view leads our eyes toward the summit of the mountain. The clouds in the foreground are a good addition to the composition. The light brings out the colors. Your note has a lot of information. Have a nice day.


Dear Brenda,
Great shot. The topography is like our Himalayas in India. To see this, do visit Ladakh, Leh in my pages.

Hi Brenda
I was paging through your Gallery and discovered this image, which brought back happy memories of our trip, exploring South America. We went from Puerto Montt to Bariloche - the Snow cats broke down - and we ended up riding acros the Andes on a Snow Plough. It was freezing cold, but exhilarating!
From Bariloche we visited Tronador's glaciers...

In 1995 was much more snow than on your photo! I wonder if THE GLACIERS IN SOUTH AMERICA SHRINK AS MUCH AS IN THE EUROPEAN ALPS - and this image is a sad document of Global Warming?

I like very much the clouds in the foreground of your photo, providing a natural frame for the majestic mountain.

Have a nice week-end
Kind Regards

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