- Cerro Chaltén
Name = Cerro Chaltén
Photo = Fitz_Roy.jpg
Caption = Cerro Chaltén in 2008 with unusually good weather
Elevation = convert|3375|m|ft|0
PatagoniaARG / CHL border
Prominence = convert|1951|m|ft|0|abbr=on
Coordinates = coord|49|16|16.6|S|73|02|35.6|W|type:mountain_region:AR
Type = granite
First ascent = 1952 by Lionel Terray & Guido Magnone
Easiest route = Franco Argentina (650m., 6a+, 6c/A1)
Listing = Ultra
Translation = Smoking mountain
Language = Tehuelche
Cerro Chaltén, also known as Cerro Fitz Roy or Monte Fitz Roy, is a
mountain('cerro') located near the El Chalténvillage, in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, in Patagonia, on the border between Argentinaand Chile. It has been agreed by the two countries that the international border detours eastwards to pass over the main summit [cite web | url = http://www.difrol.cl/acuerdo_de_hielos.htm 1998 | title= Border agreement between Chile and Argentina| accessdate=2006-08-07] , but a large part of the border to the south of the summit, as far as Cerro Murallónremains undefined [cite web | url=http://www.turistel.cl/v2/secciones/mapas/informacion/ruteros/aisen.htm | title=Map showing border between Chile and Argentina (partly undefined) | accessdate=2006-08-07] .
Chalténcomes from a Tehuelche( Aonikenk) word meaning "smoking mountain," due to a cloud that usually forms in the top of the mountain, and it was considered sacred by them. The mountain is the symbol of the Argentinian Santa Cruz Province, which includes its representation on its coat of arms.
Francisco Morenonamed it "Fitzroy" in 1877, after the " Beagle" 's captain Robert FitzRoy, who explored some of the area in 1834. It was first climbed in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terrayand Guido Magnone.
The mountain has a reputation of being "ultimate," despite its average height (although being the highest peak in the Los Glaciares park, it is less than half the
Himalayan giants), because the sheer granitefaces present long stretches of arduous technical climbing. In addition, the weather in the area is exceptionally inclement and treacherous. It also attracts many photographers thanks to its otherworldly shape.
The area, while still fairly inaccessible, was even more isolated until the recent development of El Chalten village and
El Calafateinternational airport. The mountain climb, however, remains extremely difficult and is the preserve of very experienced climbers. Today, when a hundred people may summit Mount Everestin a single day, Cerro Chaltén may only be successfully ascended once a year.
*Kearney, Alan, 1993. "Mountaineering in Patagonia". Seattle USA: Cloudcap.
* [http://www.guiachalten.com Information about El Chaltén]
* [http://www.peakware.com/peaks.html?pk=82 Fitz Roy at Peakware]
* [http://www.interpatagonia.com/paseos/cerrofitzroy/index_i.html Mount Fitz Roy]
* [http://www.patagonia.com.ar/santacruz/elchalten/fitzroy.php Cerro Chaltén in History] (Spanish)
* [http://users.frii.com/mrobbins/BigTrip/hikes/FitzRoy.html Some photographs of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre]
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