Matador contributor Allen Burt shares scenes from a three-week journey through Southern Patagonia.

Cerro Fitz Roy

The peak of Cerro Fitz Roy looms in the distance -- the goal of my hike through the Southern Patagonian Ice Field near the border of Argentina and Chile.


Perito Moreno glacier, Argentina

The Perito Moreno Glacier as viewed from the observation decks in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares near the town of El Calafate, Argentina.


Patagonian ferry at sunset

A ferry docks prior to making the journey from Argentina to Chile in Southern Patagonia.


On Perito Moreno

Traversing the Perito Moreno Glacier feels non-terrestrial in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Argentina.


El Chalten, Argentina

A photographer captures the fading sunset behind Cerro Fitz Roy near El Chalten, Argentina.


Patagonian sunrise

Sweeping clouds paint violet strokes across the morning sky -- one of the many faces of Patagonia.


Cerro Fitz Roy in winter

On the fringes of the hiking season in early and late winter, the ridges of Cerro Fitz Roy are covered with snow, making many trails inaccessible. Though challenging, the harsh conditions yield tourist-less hikes and magnificent views like this one taken during a lunch break.


The road to Torres del Paine, Chile

Flat Patagonian plains collide with the towering Andes at Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile.


Ushuaia, Argentina

Pondering "el fin del mundo." A solo climb over the Martial Glacier near Ushuaia leaves a view beyond the southernmost tip of South America.


Argentina hiking

Arriving at the summit of another long hike leads to some "time killing" experiments in camera angles while awaiting the sunset. Matrix anyone?


Parque Tierra del Fuego

Set at the southernmost point of South America, Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego is as eerie as it is magnificent.


Shipwreck in the Beagle Channel, Argentina

Shipwreck in the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, Argentina.