20 Pictures that Prove Patagonia is the Best Place for Climbing

Patagonia is a mystical, breathtaking, magical paradise located at the southern tip of the Americas. A vast, remote region that is home to Earth’s most sublime mountains. This place is truly the best place to go climbing, and we’ll prove it in the following slides. The Top #3 will take your breath away!

#20. Torre Egger

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This majestic mountain makes you feel on top of the world. Climbing it requires patience, experience, preparation, and time. But it is sure worth it.

Next, #19 offers a more challenging adventure.

#19. La Calavera

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Located in Piedra Parada, this amazing structure is a challenge to climb, but a very exciting one.

Check the next slide to see what it looks like at nighttime.

#18. Night Landscape

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This breathtaking image shows what it’s like to hike at night. What a sight!

Coming up, a region named an UNESCO world heritage site.

#17. Torres del Paine

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This area of the south of Chile was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and serves as a home to four different ecological environments. And no, it’s not a painting; this picture is real.

Click on the next page to see the perfect place to camp while you’re there.

#16. Salar de Surire

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Salar de Surire, also known as the Chilean Natural Monument, is 13,776 feet above sea level. It is mostly made up of a large salt flat and small saltwater lakes.

#15 features the first glacier on our list, don’t miss it!

#15. Grey Glacier

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This glacial cave belongs to the Grey Glacier of Torres del Paine. While there, visitors can spot a piece of land known as a nunatak, which divides the glacier, thus creating an island in its middle.

There’s more to do there than climbing though, as shown in #14.

#14. Hiking

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The Torres del Paine National Park also offers amazing sights as this one, where visitors can hike through grassy planes between the mountains.

Up next, a place where people can actually be above the clouds.

#13. Skiing

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This skier is sliding down an incredibly high slope at the Nevados de Chillán Ski Resort. The backcountry routes surrounding it were actually created by the eruptions of three nearby volcanoes. 

Check out the next slide to see what the Atacama Desert looks like at night.

#12. Atacama Desert

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This picture shows the starry night sky enveloping the La Silla Observatory outside the Atacama Desert in Chile. It truly looks out of this world.

#11 features South America’s most emblematic mountain range.

#11. The Andes

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This picture shows a climber ascending a challenging wall in the Andes Mountains. This area is perfect for those who dare climb it.

Not only does Patagonia have beautiful mountains, but it is also home to many breathtaking lakes. Check the next page to see.

#10. Lake District

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The Lake District in Chile is a region filled with snow-capped volcanoes, ancient forests, and sparkling lakes. 

#9 shows the perfect place for skiing, check it out.

#9. Valparaíso

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Valparaíso, Chile, offers an incredible landscape, perfect for skiing. There are over 20km of slopes.

One of the many volcanoes in the region is coming up next.

#8. Villarrica Volcano

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The Villarrica volcano is located around 400 miles south of Santiago, Chile. This picture captures lava bubbling up at the impressive 9338-foot summit. Unbelievable, right?

Check out the next slide to see an incredible snowstorm showering one of the many areas of Patagonia.

#7. Cordillera Darwin

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The Cordillera Darwin is a mountain range which rests both in Argentina and Chile. In this picture, we can see some tenacious visitors who can’t be stopped by the snowstorm.

Wondering what a sunset looks like at the top of a mountain? Then don’t skip #6.

#6. Sunset at La Parva

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The small town of La Parva is east of Santiago, Chile. The town offers both winter and summer activities for visitors who want to walk over the clouds.

Check out the place with the best view of Torres del Paine on #5.

#5. Mirador Base

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The towers of the Mirador Base in Torres del Paine are lit in a bright red color as the sun reflects on them. Truly mesmerizing!

Click the next page to see our Top #4 picks.

#4. Out of this World

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The Milky Way is shining over the Atacama Desert in a rainbow of lights. This is definitely the best place to go stargazing.

The Top #3 pictures are coming up next.

#3. Monte Sarmiento

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This incredible sight is the ridge between Monte Sarmiento and Cordillera Darwin, both part Tierra del Fuego, which is an archipelago located at the tip of South America.

There’s actually many more colors that can be observed in the Patagonia aside from the white of snow, and #2 proves it.

#2. Laguna de Tuyajito

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The shore of Laguna de Tuyajito is the perfect place to admire the colorful sight of the Atacama Desert. It looks like something you’d only find in a museum.

Our best pick is here. Don’t miss #1!

#1. Fitz Roy

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Fitz Roy is a mountain on the border between Argentina and Chile in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Its highest point is 11,171 feet, making it one of the hardest mountains to climb in the whole world.

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