August 27 dawned clear and calm so aeriel reconnassiance was in order. German, an instructor from Aero Club Largo Argentino took Jim and Miguel up scouting several landing strips. They took off from El Calafate on the shore of Lago Argentino. They headed west toward Andes and over flew an air strip near Perito Morena glacier and Punta Bandera. Then they headed north towards Chalten runnway, Lago Viedma, and Rio La Leona. In the Andes photo after the two river photos, Mt Fitz Roy's famous jagged pinnacle is in the center of the range. They looked at several more strips and came back to El Calafate.
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