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1 Cerro Almirante Nieto, 2670, 69 km
2 Torres del Paine, 2500, 68 km
3 1586
4 Cerro Adriana, 1924
5 Cordon Buenos Aires, 1533
6 1535
7 Cerro Avellaneda, 1427
8 Brazo Mayo
10 1896
11 Brazo Norte
12 Cerro Horqueta, 1506
13 Punta Bandera
14 RP08 to Punta Bandera
15 Estancia La Soledad
16 RP11 to El Calafate
17 Gualicho, 257
18 Bahia de El Calafate
19 Cerro Frias, 1095
20 Junction RP11-RP08
21 RP60 to El Calafate
22 Lunction RP11-RP60
23 RP11 to Perito Moreno
24 Brazo Rico
25 2040


Location: Nameless summit (1424 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Argentina      Date: 31-01-2014
"Mar interno, hijo del manto patrio, que cubre la Cordillera en la inmensa soledad, la naturaleza que te hizo no te dió nombre. La voluntad humana desde hoy te llamará "Lago Argentino". Que mi bautismo te sea propicio; que no olvides quien te lo dió y que el día en que el hombre reemplace al puma y al guanaco, nuestros actuales vecinos; cuando en tus orillas se conviertan en cimientos de ciudades los trozos erráticos que tus antiguos hielos abandonarían en ellas; cuando las velas de los buques se reflejen en tus aguas, como hoy lo hacen los gigantes témpanos y dentro de un rato la vela de mi bote; cuando el silbido del vapor reemplace el grito del cóndor que hoy nos cree presa fácil; le recuerden los humildes soldados que le precedieron, para revelarse a él, que en este momento pronuncian el nombre de la patria bautizándote con tus propias aguas!"

With this speech Francisco Pascasio Moreno, the future Perito of the Argentinian Border Commission, "christened" the then nameless lake that he had just reached, after having ascended the whole of the Rio Santa Cruz. "Nature, who created you, did not give you a name - from now on, human will will call you Argentino".
The view is taken from a little summit of the bulky mountain occupying the whole of Peninsula Magallanes, which on maps is sometimes called Cordón Buenos Aires.
The Betracher complains that, whereas the title promises about lakes and Peritos, the view opens on no lake, and on dull mountains instead. But the point is that, behind these dull mountains, secretly the lake still stretches its long arms, namely the Canal de los Tempanos (of the icebergs) and the Brazo Rico, separated only by the tongue of a glacier which is called - try to guess - Perito Moreno, although is was neither reached nor seen by the latter.

While I collect some more lines to feed into this description (and I have still work pending from the last week, and from its San Lorenzo...), the Betrachter can find more information on
The latter page is one of the few reporting the whole "Bautismo del Lago Argentino", with whom I made acquaintance in the Glaciarium of El Calafate, a wonderful museum which has been built on the shore of the lake few kilometers outside the town, of course on the road to the perhaps most famous glacier in the world.

22 HF, Canon G1X, 57 mm equiv, f/6.3, 1/100 sec.

In the larger version linked below, at the very beginning, people familiar with the Paine shapes will easily recognize the snowy back of Cerro Almirante Nieto. Unfortunately, right of it the Torres are shrouded in clouds.

Larger: https://goo.gl/U6P7dn
GPS track: http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=17192613


Very interesting view point, I discover some well known places.
2015/09/29 08:34 , Jens Vischer
Geniale Landschaft...

Beste Grüße,
2015/09/29 09:29 , Jörg Engelhardt
Patagonian "Highland impressions" from Loch Mayo ;-) ... very impressive Alberto!

Cheers, Hans-Jörg
2015/09/29 17:36 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
Indeed, I needed to get rid of this work before restarting the long series "It never rains in Patagonia"!
2015/09/29 23:21 , Pedrotti Alberto
Dull mountains with clouds -- my favourite! Cheers, Martin
2015/10/01 20:26 , Martin Kraus
2015/10/01 23:38 , Giuseppe Marzulli
This landscape is impressive in any weather.
2015/10/05 15:40 , Friedemann Dittrich

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