With such a stunning view, it’s no surprise that this Argentine/Brazilian gem is host to even more dramatic legend. The story goes that a god once planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí who, upon hearing that, fled with her mortal lover down the Iguazu River in a canoe. In a jealous fit of rage, the god is said to have sliced the river apart and thus created the waterfall. That way, so surmised the god, the two would never escape the perpetual falling sensation.
The word Tepui comes from the ancient Pemon language, where it means “house of the gods”. Largely found in South America, tepuis are mesas that rise abruptly from the jungle and give…
Shot in Argentina’s Perito Merino, the monolithic glacier featured is one of the Patagonia region’s main draws and the third largest reserve of fresh water in the world. It doesn’t stop there, though–or for that matter, at all. THe glacier is also one of only three Patagonian glaciers that is growing for reasons experts cannot determine.
Don’t let this serene Argentine image fool you; Mount Fitz Roy’s rocky nature and impossible angles make it one of the world’s most technically challenging mountains to climb.