This view of Cerro Fitroy, on Sunday 5 Feb 2006, was shortly after an amazing sunrise in which the mountain was ablaze in the morning sunlight. At the barman's request I painted another and hopefully this is still on the wall behind the bar of the "La Aldea" Hotel at El Chalten. www. hotelaldea.com.ar
Chaltén "is the name that called the region tehuelches Cerro Perito Moreno after the baptized as Fitz Roy, in honor of the English capital that accompanied the expedition from Darwin to Patagonia. In the language aonikenk means smoking mountain as the original inhabitants assumed that the mountains were gods spitting smoldering fire, and many early explorers assumed a volcano. "