Seen from the hill of the mountainous chain of Espinacito, this hill is 6,922 m.a.s.l.
It is located 4,536 m.a.s.l. it is the highest point of Los Patos path.
It is originated from the melting of Los Andes mountain range that ends in Los Patos River. Together with Patos Sur River, they are its main tributaries.
Today it is known as El Aletón. It is dark, boxed and rocky. Its mountain sides are raised and interrupted by landslide.
This scenario was part of the 11th journey of the march planned by San Martin.
Every year thousands of people revive the feat of San Martin, crossing Los Andes mountain range by mule.
It forms part of the Frontal mountain range that is parallel to the Principal mountain range and it extends about 100 km north-south of the Aconcagua and it is parallel to Las Vacas valley.
This mule belongs to the shepherds of Chile and it transports cheese in packsaddles.
Natural pasture in Los Patos Sur Valley.
Photography / Los Andes Crossing