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Item Parque Nacional Los Alerces (Argentina) -- Photographs
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Fitzroia

The trunk of a Fitzroya tree (Fitzroya cupressoides). On page 180 of 'A Wider Sky (Gomer, 1991) KW mentions the Fitzroya trees he viewed at Lago Menendez in the 'Parque Nacional Los Alerces'. These may well be the same trees.

Hills north of Lago Futalaufquen

A view of distant mountains seen from across one of the lakes in Los Alerces National Park. KW is believed to have visited this area on December 23rd 1968 - see p 179-180 of 'A Wider Sky' (Gomer, 1991)

[Cerro Torrecillas]

Snow covered mountain peaks bisected by the Ventisquero Torrecillas glacier as seen from Lago Menendez. KW is believed to have visited this area on December 23rd 1968 - see p 179-180 of 'A Wider Sky' (Gomer, 1991).

[Cliff showing polygonal basalt columns]

A steep cliff showing columnar basaltic jointing. These are believed to be the basalt columns in Los Alerces National Park visited by KW on Christmas eve 1968 - see 'A Wider Sky' (Gomer, 1991) page 181.

[Columnar basalt]

A cliff showing characteristic basalt columnar jointing. These are believed to be the basalt columns in Los Alerces National Park visited by KW on Christmas eve 1968 - see 'A Wider Sky' (Gomer, 1991) page 181.

[House, Los Alerces]

A modern stone built house. A plaque on the front of the building has the wording 'Republica Argentina' & an unidentified logo. This may be the house of Don Diego Neill, Intendente of Los Alerces National Park with whom Kyffin Willia...

[Jagged mountain peak, Los Alerces]

A jagged peak on the left of the frame with two other peaks to the centre and right. KW is believed to have visited this area on December 23rd 1968 - see p 179-180 of 'A Wider Sky' (Gomer, 1991). See also slides 4690/26 & 28.

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