Los Glaciares National Park, Mt FitzRoy and Cerro Torre
December 11–16, 2022
Join us in the fabled Patagonia region! Located at the southern end of the Andes, and encompassing the deserts, pampas, and grasslands to the east, Patagonia offers a wealth of landscape photography opportunities. Expect dramatic mountains, glaciers, alpine forests, rolling foothills, and more! Wildlife also abounds, and we’ll take time to photograph that as well. We’ll be visiting the 2,800 square mile Los Glaciares National Park, with it’s iconic views of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, then moving on to the birdlife-rich Laguna Nimez Natural Reserve and Perito Moreno Glacier. You’ll be guided on this adventure by Muench Pro Randy Hanna and Muench Pro and experienced local guide Cecilia Costa. Both are extremely enthusiastic about the region, and look forward to sharing their natural history and cultural knowledge alongside expert photographic instruction. This workshop is designed to link up with our Antarctica workshop.
This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.
December 11, 2022: We’ll transfer early from Ushuaia to El Calafate, arriving around noon. We’ll then make the scenic drive to El Chaltén, with a few stops along the way to enjoy the views. We’ll be staying at the Destino Sur Hotel in El Chaltén for three nights, so you can unpack and enjoy the spectacular view from your hotel room.
December 12–14, 2022: These days in El Chaltén offer us a great chance to explore the northern area of Los Glaciares National Park, where Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre are located. December is when the southern summer starts, flowers are at the peak of their bloom, and birds are nesting or feeding their chicks. At dawn and dusk, we’ll be hiking towards the base camps to gain varied perspectives on the mountains and the forest.
December 14–15, 2022: After a morning shoot, we’ll depart El Chaltén for El Calafate this morning, where we’ll stay for the remaining two nights at the Los Alamos Hotel. We’ll be visiting the Laguna Nimez Natural Reserve to photograph some of the 70+ species of birds that call this area home: upland geese, silvery grebes, large groups of flamingos, black-necked swans, black-faced ibis, lapwings, ducks red-gartered coots, sparrows, and chimangos. We’ll also take a boat ride to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
December 16, 2022: Transfer to El Calafate airport. Flights home can be made for anytime after noon today.
Moderate: Most shooting is from within a few hundred meters of the vehicle. There is one optional hike that is a few miles and is 2 hours of uphill climbing in the dark.
Arrive Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (FTE), El Calafate, Santa Cruz before 2:30 PM on December 11, 2022. Flights out can be made after 9:00 Am on December 16, 2022.
What to Bring
Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.
- Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $1,000 supplement.
- Travel to and from El Calafate, Santa Cruz.
- Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
- Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Medical Evacuation Insurance (required).
- Anything else specifically not listed as included.
- Single rooming available for $1,000 supplement.
“It exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed the workshop. Richard has an enormous amount of knowledge and he explains things clearly. He is very good at giving critique and I would love to learn more from him. ”
“I want to you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I came away with some good memories and a few shots that I’m proud to call mine. ”