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1 1765
2 Paso Túnel, 1940
3 Cerro Grande, 2751
4 Punta Paganella
5 Paso Doblado
6 Cerro Ñato, 2797
7 Colle Trento
8 Glaciar Grande
9 Cerro Adela Sur, 2840
10 Cerro Adela Central, 2938
11 Cerro Adela Norte, 2825
12 Col de la Esperanza
13 Cerro Torre, 3102
14 Torre Egger, 2850
15 Cerro Standhardt, 2730
16 Domo Blanco, 2507
17 Aguja Bifida, 2394
18 El Mocho, 1953
19 Cerro Piergiorgio, 2719
20 Bivac place, 1243
21 (Camp. Niponino)
22 Cerro Pollone, 2579
23 Filo del Hombre Sentado
24 Glaciar Torre
25 Camp. Polacos
26 'Fitzroy of the Poor', 1740
27 Aguja Desmochada, 2700
28 Aguja de la Silla, 2938
29 Fitzroy, 3405
30 Aguja Poincenot, 3002
31 Aguja Saint-Exupéry, 2558
32 Aguja de la S, 2335
33 Mojor Rojo, 2163
34 Techado Negro, 2152
35 "Little Red Summit", 2088
36 2149
37 Mirador Maestri
38 Laguna Torre
39 Ridge to Loma de las Pizarras
40 Ridge to Cerro Solo, 2121


Location: N flank of Cerro Solo (1505 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Argentina      Date: 15-02-2015
While two Americans were completing the first integral traverse of the Fitzroy ridge (see N.18839), I was quietly walking in the valley behind. At the Mirador Maestri I discovered that, even without specific gear, it would have been possible to reach the pass between Cerro Sólo and Cerro Grande, to which still today I do not find on maps any better name than "Paso Sólo-Grande". Actually, it is surprising how all the terrain below these excelse summits is a true "blank on the map", like it was truly second-hand stuff. Due to this lack of names, I called the place "Halle des Bergkönigs", following suggestions by Edvard Grieg...
The occasion to republish this work is given by the Alpenpanorama N.29630, where we were speaking about Ettore Castiglioni and his 1937 expedition to Patagonia, where he achieved the first climb of Cerro Ñato, clearly visible here.
With him were Count Aldo Bonacossa, Leo Dubosc and Titta Gilberti, the brother of Celso Gilberti, the excellent rock climber who had died four years before on the Paganella above Trento. This is presumably why between the Ñato and the main Adelas one finds a little Punta Paganella. For this specific climb the party has been joined also by the son of Andreas Madsen, the Danish who had chosen to move in these lands and who ran on the shore of the Río de las Vueltas the Estancia whose visit was a must for anybody travelling in the region in early ages. At the time, El Chaltén was not yet existing, and there were no bridges in the region, neither on Río Fitzroy nor on the Río de las Vueltas. Hence, it was necessary to visit Madsen at least to get some hints about the safest places where to ford these rivers. Of course mentioning Andreas Madsen I need, for obvious reasons, to point the Betrachter once more back to N.18839.

But let us come to modern times. Here I had already decided to sleep, without even pitching the tent, at the bivac place labelled deep down, the only spot offering some flat square meter. Waiting for the night, I ascended 300 further vertical metres to shoot photos, and this was the highest point that I reached that evening.
The nine images used here are drawn from two consecutive sequences. The first one, begun according to the Exif at 21.34, was motivated by the fact that the Cerro Torre had finally unveiled. Not completely, as one may see, but this happened to be the best achievement before night. Later on, onder the full moon, there were indeed improvements:
Few seconds after completing the first sequence, I saw a fragment of the moon peeping from behind che ridge to Cerro Sólo. So, I immediately undertook a remake, certain that at the last shot the whole disk of the moon would have been in sight... The whole process, however, took little more than two minutes, and did not imply exposure imbalances.

Canon G1X, 9 HF, 34 mm, ISO 1000, f/4, 1/60 sec

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Oohhh hier hast Du es ja schon veröffentlicht, Alberto! Danke für dieses spezielle Panorama, in Erinnerung an Ettore Castiglioni's Reise nach Patagonien. Ja, die italienischen Bergfreunde haben in dieser Region wahrlich Geschichte geschrieben - ein wunderbares Panorama Alberto, trotz nicht 100% perfektem Timing, weil der Mond an der Ridge to Cerro Solo gerade verschwindet ;-)!!

Herzliche Grüße
2015/12/26 08:37 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
Wahnsinns Stimmung in einer eh schon fantastischen Umgebung!
2015/12/26 14:51 , Jens Vischer
2015/12/26 22:55 , Johannes Ha
Always a pleasure to admire your pano's from unconventional points of view.
2015/12/26 23:36 , Mentor Depret
Passend zum Titel Deines schönen Panos habe ich mir gleich die Schallplatte "Adaptionen" der Rockband "electra" aus Dresden aufgelegt (DDR-Plattenfirma "AMIGA" 855501 von 1976). Darauf gibt es eine sehr gute Version von Griegs "In der Halle des Bergkönigs". Auch die anderen Stücke auf dieser Lp sind hörenswert und professionell eingespielt.
Haben Ähnlichkeit mit Aufnahmen von "Ekseption" und "Trace".
2015/12/29 08:48 , Friedemann Dittrich
This must be some of the most fascinating scenery in the world... Cheers, Martin
2015/12/30 15:51 , Martin Kraus
Friedemann: ich bin doppelt zufrieden, wenn jemand auch die musikalischen Anregungen annimmt...
LG, Alberto.

PS: Schallplatte und digitale Fotografie, eine gute Zusammensetzung!
2016/01/11 00:39 , Pedrotti Alberto

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