Remembering our incredible icefield expedition back in 2010. Adela, Cerro Torre and Fitzroy in the back. The southern icefield in Patagonia, Chile, stretches for some 400km long and 40 km wide and is one of worlds least explored areas.
Nasty weather can last for weeks and meters of snow cover your tent in hours. Access is not easy as a wild ocean on one side and long approaching journeys and mountain passes on the other side keep it away from most humans.
As we headed to Lautaro Volcano the morning of this picture our last stove broke down, days from the closest source of water (well, liquid water). We had to rush to the previous deposit to try to fix at least one of them. Luck was on our side and some 10 hours later we were able to drink water again and continue the expedition. The storm kept us inside for 7 days and when it was gone satellite weather report made us think Lautaro was too far into the snowcap so closer objectives were climbed.
Picture by Gustavo Donoso
Team Rai Andres Hevia, Daniel Rutllant, Gustavo Donoso, Bernabé López