Nature is Imagination
Mount Fitz Roy is one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the world, where more than 1,000 people reach the summit of Mount Everest in a year; only one reaches the summit of Mount Fitz Roy after a treacherous and tiring vertical climb in unpredictable weather.
The summit was only reached in 1952 by Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone and since then perhaps an additional 60 climbers reached the summit. Amongst them two environmentalists made the climb in 1968 and ultimately this climb and their journey down to Patagonia has set them on a path that has made a large contribution to nature conservation.
They are Yvon Chouinard (Founder of Patagonia), and Douglas Tompkins (Co-founder of North Face and owner of vast amounts of land turned into National Parks) together with Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones and Lito Tejada-Flores.
Standing at the foot of this mountain looking up at the vertical climb, the Laguna De los Tres at the base and the valley far below one cannot help but feel awe and love for the beauty of this place.
Mount Fitz Roy