08 May 2015

Cerro Torre, Argentina

To my mind, Cerro Torre is the greatest mountain in the world. When I visited in November 2011 my astonishing luck held and I got to see the whole mountain, summit and all, on the very first day. This photograph, I suspect, is a more usual view. I've heard of people staying three weeks and only seeing the mountain on the last day.

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Zhoen said...

And you would know. Wow.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, it really is a spectacular mountain, even with its summit completely hidden. Reinhold Messner's description of Cerro Torre is usually translated as 'a shriek turned to stone', and that's as perfect a description as any I can think of.