Chaltén is a tehuelche word meaning smoking mountain – quite fitting … nomadic hunters who spoke this language believed that the mountain was actually a volcano as it’s peak is in the clouds almost all year round.
On the road to El Chalten, a tiny Argentinian town. Only few inhabitants live there and in summer (this picture was taken during that time) people who enjoy raw nature meet there as well. It is a paradise for mountain climbing, hiking, camping, ice climbing and much more.
The mountain formation you can see is the famous Fitz Roy (3,400 meters or 11, 155 feet) named after the captain of the HMS Beagle who chartered the coast of most Patagonia. The HMS Beagle is one of the most known ships since Charles Darwin did his explorations on this ship that made him develop the Theory of Evolution.
The mountain is one of the most challenging on the planet for mountain climbing (not only because of the weather).
Another shot of the mountain range: https://skww.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/on-the-road-to-torres-del-paine/