Samuel Markham, Final Stand (Photo of the Year)

After days of terrible weather Mt Fitz Roy finally showed herself. The light on this afternoon was just absolutely stunning, but it only lasted a brief moment before a blizzard engulfed her once more and forced Dale Sharpe and myself back down the mountain battling strong winds and rain. But I wouldn’t have had it any other way. El Chaltén, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina. Dedicated in memory of Dale Sharpe. Miss ya mate.