Where the windswept Patagonian steppe meets the Andes, and the massive unclimbed south wall of Cerro San Lorenzo looks down on the Lacteo Valley, a visitor understands: Perito Moreno National Park is a stronghold of wild nature. In a region so alluring that is has become synonymous with beauty at the end of the Earth, Perito Moreno National Park is an icon of Patagonia. Named in honor of revered early conservationist Perito Moreno, the “John Muir of Argentina,” this relatively little visited park is a magnet for intrepid travelers and ambitious alpinists. This book presents a stunning collection of images of the park by renowned landscape photographer Antonio Vizcaíno with supporting essays from experts on the park’s natural and cultural history, this elegant volume offers an armchair tour of one of the world’s most scenic and unsullied landscapes. Legendary businessman and philanthropist Douglas Tompkins (founder of The North Face) contributes the book’s foreword. In a dramatic gesture that expanded the park in 2013, Tompkins donated a key private inholding in Perito Moreno to the Argentine national parks administration. For all of who dream of Patagonia, Perito Moreno National Park is a ticket into the heart of the wild.
Perito Moreno National Park
Perito Moreno National Park presents a stunning collection of images, from renowned landscape photographer Antonio Vizcaino, of where the windswept Patagonian steppe meets the Andes. A stronghold of wild nature in a region so alluring that is has become synonymous with beauty at the end of the Earth.