A shot from the hike up to the base camp through the autumnal coloured forest below Cerro Torre Mountain, South America. By Shaun Young. [1600 X 1067]

A shot from the hike up to the base camp through the autumnal coloured forest below Cerro Torre Mountain, South America. By Shaun Young. [1600 X 1067]

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  1. This subreddit brings lots of beautiful scenery but at a certain point they kind of all look the same. This shot is so dramatic it’s so refreshing to see.

  2. So beautiful, I actually thought this was a screenshot from /r/horizon, and I’m not sure if that’s a compliment to the game or Mother Nature tbh

  3. This is amazing. Great framing, eye poping colour without being over-saturated and of course Patagonia helps in being beautiful. I assume OP is no Shaun Young but great photo,.

  4. I love seeing pictures like this…and thinking something is off. Can’t quite put my finger on why it’s weird and then…and then realizing

    Oh yeah. I’m northern-hemisphere-centric. They’re heading in to winter on the other half!!

  5. I’m trying to plan a trip to Patagonia next year, and I’m so excited to potentially hike with such beautiful scenery all around. The whole region looks like it’s straight out of a fairy-tale.

  6. Magnificent capture! I love that not only are there contrasts in color and tone, but also a juxtaposition of relative contrast between the foreground and background elements. The composition is carefully framed and balanced. These branches and mountains are each interesting elements in and of themselves. I’d be proud of this work!

  7. 👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌❤️❤️👌❤️❤️❤️👌👌👌👌👌❤️❤️👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌

  8. Just got back from Patagonia a few months ago. Cerro Torre and Mt. Fitz Roy were breathtaking. If you’ve never heard of them, they’re what you’re seeing in the Patagonia clothing company logo. It’s about a 5-6 mile hike from Chalten to get to where this pic was taken.

  9. Was there a couple months ago. Cerro Torre was covered in fog but we did get to see Fitz Roy the following day. It’s such an incredible place to see. I would go back anytime.

  10. Ah, Cerro Torre, home of the Compressor Route!

    In 1959, two Italian climbers tried to summit Cerro Torre. One was killed, and the other, Cesare Maestri claimed they had reached the summit, but the camera was lost when his partner was swept away in an avalanche. Later climbs were never able to find any evidence of that team reaching the upper portion of the spire – in other words, Maestri was almost certainly lying. In one of the great acts of “F#$k you, I’m getting to the top:

    > Maestri went back to Cerro Torre in 1970 with Ezio Alimonta, Daniele Angeli, Claudio Baldessarri, Carlo Claus and Pietro Vidi, trying a new route on the southeast face. With the aid of a gas-powered compressor drill, Maestri equipped 350 m of rock with bolts and got to the end of the rocky part of the mountain, just below the ice mushroom.[9] Maestri claimed that “the mushroom is not part of the mountain” and did not continue to the summit. The compressor was left, tied to the last bolts, 100 m below the top. Maestri was heavily criticized for the “unfair” methods he used to climb the mountain.

    In other words, he picked a thousand foot expanse of blank rock and a compressor with a pneumatic drill, drilled a bolt, hauled himself up on that bolt, drilled in another as high as he could reach, hauled himself up on that bolt and repeated. Pure brute force, rock-be-damned “climbing”.

    Later climbs have made it up without those bolts, and most of them were removed in 2012. Also, other climbers have summited the snow mushroom itself, which looks like an absurdly sketchy thing to do on top of all that rock climbing.

  11. Christ that is unreal. The contrast between the orange leaves and grey mountains is astounding. tfw not there irl… tfw going to stare at cubicle walls instead soon…

  12. If you’re interested in the very controversial history of this mountain check it the book “the tower” by Kelly cordes! Fantastic read about the first attempts to climb cerro torre and the more contemporary climbs.

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