kettle lakes. One of the big frustrations in these flights is that sometimes huge weather systems cause clouds to block our view and we miss seeing huge swaths of the landscape. This si not so far north that the glacial evidence in Patagonia is is completely behind us however.
Anconcagua, the highest mountain in the world outside of Asia, and thus the highest peak in the Western and the Southern hemispheres. It lies entirely within in Argentina but we are flying over Chile and looking to the east. Winter snow still blankets the lower elevations beneath the peak.
Altiplano. The plateau top here is the edge of the Altiplano and the city has grown up onto and beyond onto the plateau.
here about La Paz.
Mount Illimani at 21,122 feet above sea level is a dramatic backdrop to the city.