Icy refuge
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Rematch with Mt. Fitzroy

Icy refuge
Mark Newcomb reads amid the tangle of fellow climbers huddled inside a Paso Superior Glacier snow cave. (Kristoffer Erickson / For the Times)
Final huddle
Jeff Salz, center, poses on Mt. Fitzroy in 1973 with fellow American Steve McAndrews, left, and New Zealander Kevin Carroll ()
Force of nature
Unpredictable and formidable, Mt. Fitzroy rises to greet the sun. Home to sudden and deadly storms, Fitzroy’s summit rises 11,070 feet over the Patagonian Ice Cap. ()
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A climber starts up the mountain from Lago de los Tres Cerro. Mt. Fitzroy extends into the clouds at the upper left corner of the frame. (Kristoffer Erickson / For the Times)
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Mark Newcomb ascending to the Passo Superior camp in morning light. Mt. Fitzroy is the peak on the right. ()
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Sun bursts over the Patagonian peaks in the Argentinean Andes. (Mike Emmer / For the Times)
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A trail warning on the route to Mt. Fitzroy in the Argentinean Andes. ()
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Team members carrying skis approach Paso Suiperior at Mt. Fitzroy in the Argentinean Andes. ()
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A climbers walks along a creek at the foothills of the Argentinean Andes. ()
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Approach to the Paso Superior glacier with the pinnicle of Mt. Fitzroy in the background. ()
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A climber approaches the base of Mt. Fitzroy in the Argentinean Andes. ()
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Jeff Salz stays warm inside a Paso Superior Glacier snow cave. ()
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