Torres del Paine
Mt. Tronador, Argentina
January 11-12, 2003
Mount Tronador is the highest peak in the Patagonian Andes, its 3555m lying on the international border with Chile. A massive glacier lies at the top of the mountain, making it a very popular destination for technical climbers and those who like to walk on glaciers.
At around 2000m, just below the permanent line of glacial ice, the local Club Andino has built a "Refugio", or shelter, where hikers can sleep, and buy hot meals and drinks including beer and wine. This refugio can get very crowded in the peak season, as will be demonstrated by the photos below.
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