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Monte San Valentín

by Martin Mergili

General information

With a (disputed) summit elevation of 4058 m, Monte San Valentín is the highest peak in the Chilean part of Patagonia. It sits at the northern edge of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field, whereby particularly the northern and eastern flanks steeply descend towards the forelands. This mountain is located in a remote place and therefore best viewed from the air. On flights between Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas, a window seat on the eastern side might allow for a glimpse of Monte San Valentín.


Aerial view of Monte San Valentín

This aerial photo shows the northernmost part of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field with the summit of Monte San Valentín in the left portion of the image. View in eastern direction.


3D view of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field in the area of Monte San Valentín

This 3D view allows you change between various perspectives. Use the left mouse key for rotating the view, the mouse wheel for zooming, and the right mouse key for panning.

The northeastern margin of the ice field is shaped by systems of outlet glaciers and the related glacial lakes. The evolution of this type of landscape is explained in detail in the system description of the Southern Patagonian Andes.

This scene was generated with the QGIS plugin Qgis2threejs and uses the following libraries: three.js (LICENSE) and Proj4js (LICENSE). Background: Bing Aerial.

References and links

Monte San Valentín at [Access source]

Wikipedia article on Monte San Valentín [Access source]