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Panorama of Valle del frances - the Jewl in the Crown
South America

Further up from Campamento Británico with some scrambling is the Mirador for the famed Valle del Frances - the weather actually has taken a nasty turn with further rains and I hastily retreated after a less-than-satisfactory take of the landscape as my gears are not weather-proof for any more pattering from the elements. No sooner had I got back to the camp site then the cloud started to lift with a faint ray of the long-gone sun - I paused for a moment and weighed in all the possiblities and decided to have one more go - a false break as it turned out  - when I got back I was greeted with more rains. My heart really broke there and then.

Just as soon as I thought it was done for the day - a glimmer of hope finally I saw for that less than a minute break in the cloud - as I siezed the opportunity with so much haste I nearly toppled my tripod together with my camera - a close-shave but I finally had the view I want for my photo !

From left to right are :

Cumbre Principal of Cerro Paine Grande(3050m)

Cumbre Norte of Cerro Paine Grande(2750m)

Cerro Castillo(1421m)

Cerro Catedral(216m)

Punta Negra(1708m)

Los Gernelos(1998m)

Cerro Trono(2197m)

Punta Catalina(1782m)

Cerro Cabeza del Indio(2282m)

Cerro Escudo(2240m)

Cerro Fortaleza(2681m)

Cerro Espada(2500m)

Cerro Hoja(2200m)

Cerro Máscara(2300m)

Cuerno Norte(2400m)

Cuerno Este(2200m)

Cuerno Principal(2600m)

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 16/04/2009
Uploaded: 19/07/2011
Updated: 11/06/2014
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Tags: valle del frances; french valley; cerro catedral; cuernos del paine; rio del frances
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