Northern ice field Patagonia



In 2009 a book called “Arnold Heim. A Swiss geologist in the watershed of the lake Buenos Aires / General Carrera” was published in Spanish by Mr Wolfgang Staub, living in Puerto Ibanez, on the lake General Carrera. The publication is mainly a translation of an extract of Dr Heim’s publication relating his travel through Chile, Argentina and Bolivia in 1930s - 1940s and initially published in 1953.

It contains photos of Leones valley in 1939 - 1945, as well as photos of the same areas taken in 2009 by the translator’s expedition in the valley; descriptions of the geology of the valley; mentions the state of the ecosystem of the time and the alterations of the ecosystem at arrival of the first settlers.

Arnold Heim