Patagonia: Images of a Wild Land

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9780958575300: Patagonia: Images of a Wild Land

The photographs were taken by Melbourne photographer and climber David Neilson during several visits to the region in the mid-1970s. These images portray, in both colour and black and white, the wild and elemental nature of this stormy land.'

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In 1998 I decided to publish this collection of photographs and personal narratives from my southern Andean journeys. These images were taken over 20 years ago. Various glaciers have retreated or advanced since then and the legendary winds of the region have eroded a little more rock. However, it is a slowly changing landscape and I believe these photographs still convey an essential part of this great southern land called Patagonia.

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Patagonia is one of the Earth's most spectacular and beautiful wild places, with landscapes of rare drama and majesty. Encompassing the southern parts of both Chile and Argentina in southern South America, Patagonia is also a land of legend and mystery. It is the mountains of western Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego to the south, that are portrayed in the photographs in this book. Swept by extreme winds and violent storms, these southernmost Andes contain an array of dramatic mountain peaks, extensive ice-caps, and glaciers that flow down through dense rainforest to fiords and lakes.

The photographs were taken by Melbourne photographer and climber David Neilson during several visits to the region in the mid-1970s. These images portray vividly, in both colour and black & white, the wild and elemental nature of this stormy land. David Neilson's third and most extensive visit was as a member of a Scottish mountaineering expedition that sailed a yacht from Edinburgh to the Strait of Magellan, climbed in western Tierra del Fuego, and then made a successful crossing of the Southern Patagonian Ice-cap. The text includes a narrative of this adventurous eight-month journey.

The windswept mountain spires of Patagonia are renowned throughout the climbing world for their extreme nature. The spectacular Cerro Torre is featured in a number of photographs, along with the nearby Fitz Roy, and there is an essay on the early climbing history of these two peaks. The beautiful Torres del Paine massif and rarely visited mountains on the south-eastern edge of the Northern Ice-cap are also shown. From Tierra del Fuego there are photographs of the Cordillera Darwin and Mount Sarmiento, peaks that inspired Charles Darwin during his visit to South America on the voyage of the "Beagle". The distinctive wildlife of the region is depicted with images of the graceful guanaco, wild relative of the llama, and birdlife including the Andean condor and rare torrent ducks.

Even today Patagonia retains an aura of the unknown but this evocative collection of photographs reveals something of the grandeur and mystery of this magnificent wild region. This book will inspire all those who dream of distant untravelled lands.

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Neilson, David
Editorial: Snowgum Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0958575304 ISBN 13: 9780958575300
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