Recalling Patagonia’s Glaciar Grande

It’s hot in Ljubljana these days, the temperatures still pushing 30 and higher. Having spent the vast majority of the past 11 months at higher elevations or cooler climes, the heat doesn’t bother me. But it’s still nice to think about some place cooler while unpacking boxes and when strolling through the late summer windless… Continue reading Recalling Patagonia’s Glaciar Grande

Patagonia’s Laguna Torre and Glaciar Grande – A Seven Image Gallery

Laguna Torre, Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Wrapping up this three-post series on a pair of day hikes from El Chalten, Argentina, is this mini-gallery of the Glaciar Grande and the lake it overlooks, Laguna Torre. Even shrouded in clouds the scene does an admirable job advertising this corner of Los Glaciares National Park as the hiker attraction that it is. It’s… Continue reading Patagonia’s Laguna Torre and Glaciar Grande – A Seven Image Gallery

The Trash Bin Sculptures of El Chalten

El Chalten, Argentina, is best known as a gateway for excellent hiking and trekking in the mountains near the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy, but it’ll also stand out –in my mind anyway– as the home to the finest assortment of trash bin sculptures on the planet. A typical example above, stands in front of a… Continue reading The Trash Bin Sculptures of El Chalten

Lunch with Elaenia Albiceps – Pic du Jour

Last week I mentioned that I stalked some birds during a hike as they tried to enjoy a peaceful lunch. Here they are snacking on a calafate berry, or Magellan Barberry. I have yet to taste the berry, but I did enjoy a Calafate Sour in Punta Arenas, Chile, a couple weeks ago. Anyway, I… Continue reading Lunch with Elaenia Albiceps – Pic du Jour

A Birthday with Fitz Roy

Fitz Roy

The Patagonian winds’ birthday present to me today? Blowing away the clouds and mist, ever-so-briefly, from the peak of Mt. Fitz Roy, allowing an unusually rare pleasure: a clear look at all of this imposing mountain’s 3,359-metre high majesty. AKA Cerro Chaltén, the mountain sits on the border between Argentina and Chile in the Southern… Continue reading A Birthday with Fitz Roy