Fitzroy Traverse, Patagonia

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Just been watching the first video of Belgian mountaineer Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll making his solo ascent of the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia from 5 – 10 February 2021, which he dubbed the Moonwalk Traverse.

This still, taken from Fitzroy summit, is significant for those who have ventured to the Patagonian Icecap with us between 2006 and 2016. The red line shows the 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2014 approaches to the Paso Marconi and the Icecap, the blue line the 2016 alternative approach due to dangerous conditions.

What is amazing is the lack of snow/ice in Feb 2021. I fear we may never return to the conditions that we enjoyed during those years