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We had a quite rainy weekend in North East England. It was an opportunity to have a look into archival photos again. This picture was taken on the road to Argentina’s Trekking Capital, El Chalten.

El Chaltén is a small mountain village in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is located in the riverside of Río de las Vueltas, within the Los Glaciares National Park (section Reserva Nacional Zona Viedma) at the base of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains, both popular for climbing. For this reason this village was named Argentina's Trekking Capital or Capital Nacional del Trekking.

I have driven this road in the afternoon when the mountain panorama was covered in shade. Next day we took a hike to the foothills of Cerro Torre which was a nice and easy walk but with plenty of stops it took us most of the day (click here to see my photo of Cerro Torre). We left next day before the noon but the weather got worse and the panorama did not look good anymore so I never really had a chance to photograph it in good light conditions. I am not a big fan of black and white photos but the colors were quite washed out here so I decided to de-saturate it completely. It may be not the best quality but it has a great sentimental value for me.

In this panorama you can spot two very characteristic peaks. The highest is Cerro Fitz Roy and one slightly left off the centre, probably the steepest needle is Cerro Torre. Cerro Torre was featured in the 1991 film Scream of Stone, directed by Werner Herzog.

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