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Fantastic Fitz Roy

Fitz Roy (3405 m) is the main peak of the Argentine Patagonia. It is named in honor of Robert Fitz Roy, captain of the ship Beagle, on which Charles Darwin traveled also. They were among the first Europeans who traveled in these parts.

All attempts to reach the summit ended in failure. Only in 1952 the French expedition Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone had success. Another peak that has always interested climbers, is located nearby - the beautiful peak of Torre Tower (3102 m). According to Italian Caesars Maestri, he was the first conqueror of the top in 1957, but there is no evidence of this, because the Austrian photographer Tony Egger fell to death on the way down, his body was found only in 1975, but did not find his camera...

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  • Uploaded on March 30, 2013
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    by veranik
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV