Apart from his biggest feat, he also climbed Cerro Torre
, a 10,000-foot peak in the Patagonia region of South America; Moose's Tooth, an intimidating peak in Alaska and a trek around Mount Everest in early 1980s.
As a skydiver he jumped onto the North Pole and down the east face of Cerro Torre
Just beyond the visitor center, a fairly easy path up a small rise offered enticing, long distance views of the mountains we wanted to see up close: Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitzroy.
These obstacles, along with Patagonia's relentless wind and frequently treacherous weather, make Cerro Torre and Fitzroy among the most difficult in the world to climb.
Tourism is focused mainly on the spectacular mountain regions in the Chilean Torres del Paine National Park, the south continental ice field, and the Los Glaciares National Park, with the Fitzroy and Cerro Torre mountain peaks in the Argentine part.
Without the world-famous attractions of Mount Fitzroy and Cerro Torre, it is doubtful that anyone would make the difficult journey to this locality.
Fitzroy and Cerro Torre
in Argentina to the swirling dunes of Namibia and the misty peaks of Huang Shan in China, a renowned outdoor photographer shows us his world.
It's the leap of 'faith' that drags the boat in Fitzcarraldo over a mountain to 'defy gravity' or ensures survival two days stranded in a snowhole near the peak of Cerro Torre
in Patagonia during Scream of Stone.
Kennedy was best known for climbing the Southeast Ridge in Patagonia's Cerro Torre in 2012 and removing many of the bolts placed by controversial Italian climber Cesare Maestri more than 40 years earlier.
You made a courageous first step in restoring Cerro Torre to its rightful place as one of the most demanding and inaccessible summits in the world," the elder Kennedy wrote in an open letter to his son that was published in Alpinist Magazine in 2012.
The park is home to two of Patagonia's most notorious climbing peaks, Mount Fitzroy (3,375m) and Cerro Torre (3,128m) that rise from the eastern edge of the Patagonian icecap.
If Mount Fitzroy had looked daunting then Cerro Torre deserved `terrifying' status.