Los Glaciares National Park, Mt Fitz Roy, and Cerro Torre
Come and discover a truly unspoiled wilderness of mountains, fjords, glaciers, forests, and steppes. With some of the most dramatic mountains in the world towering over glaciated lakes and rolling grassy foothills, there will be plenty of amazing landscapes to photograph. This workshop will be lead by Michael Strickland, who, accompanied by our amazing local guides will give you the best of local cultural information and photographic guiding. We have arranged this workshop to give you a feel for the unique alpine environments south of the equator which have remained the same for thousands of years. We'll be going to some of the most visually stunning locations within the Los Glaciares National Park, and with its over 2,800 square miles, we'll have plenty to keep us busy. You'll have your long lenses from our Antarctic expedition, and there will be opportunities to photograph not only the steep granite mountain tops, but the birds and even wildlife within the park as well. This workshop is designed as an extension to our Antarctica Expedition.
December 13–18, 2019
Itinerary and General Information
December 13, 2019: We return from Antarctica this day, and we will all fly commercial from Ushuaia to El Calafate. We will advise you as to the flight to book (not included).
December 13–16, 2019:We meet up with our local guide and then drive to El Chaltén along the scenic highway with a few stops to enjoy the views. We‘ll be staying in El Chaltén at the Destino Sur Hotel, for three nights, so you can unpack and enjoy the spectacular view right from your hotel room. These three 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. Also with the magic of the mountain landscape, December is when the southern summer starts, flowers are at the peak of their bloom, and birds are nesting or feeding their chicks. Hiking towards the base camps gives us unique chances for taking the best shots of the mountains and the forest at down and sunset.
December 16–17, 2019: Depart El Chaltén and drive south to El Calafate where we stay for the remaining two nights at the Los Alamos Hotel. We’ll be visiting the Laguna Nimez Natural Reserve, where there are over 70 species to photograph including the 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, where many spectacular ice sculptures can be photographed.
December 18, 2019: Following sunrise and breakfast we’ll transfer to El Calafate airport where we catch our flights onto Buenos Aires. We will advise you as to the flight to book (not included). And then you will fly home or elsewhere from Buenos Aires.
What to Bring and How to Prepare for Your Workshop
Please see our How To Prepare For Your Workshop page now for guidelines on workshop prep, gear, and packing. Approximately 90 days before your workshop, you will be sent a PDF with more specific instructions.
- Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
- All meals, soft drinks and snacks during the workshop
- All ground transportation during the workshop
- Photographic instruction and guiding from two pros
- Image reviews, critiques, and post-processing instruction
- Fun, inspiration and a great time!