08 January 2012

Laguna de los Tres

In Argentina's Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Australians Sophie and Janine and I walked from El Chalten to Laguna de los Tres on a wild, grim day. No one stayed long at the top, where the bitter cold turned the rain to ice and the wind drove it near horizontally. Fitz Roy reared into the cloud beyond the laguna, but  we could see almost nothing of this mountain, which in clear weather dominates the skyline. It didn't matter.

A long walk, cold and wet at times, but the mood of the place and the excellent company made it a day to remember.

[14 November 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 14 mm, ISO 100, 1/100 at f14]

All content © 2011 Pete McGregor


The Elephant's Child said...

A day to remember and to cherish it would seem. That is a truly amazing scene. Thank you.

Relatively Retiring said...

Ouch! I can feel those needles of ice.
It's alarming how rapidly the weather can change in these sorts of environments. On my recent trip up the (foothills of) the Tien Shan range we could see the clouds pouring down the mountains and didn't stand a chance of escaping them.

Zhoen said...

Right out there on the edges.

pohanginapete said...

Elephant's Child, RR, Zhoen — thank you. Definitely a memorable day :^)