27 Mar - 1 Apr: El Chalten and Fitz Roy

El Chalten Travel Blog

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28 March: Han with attitude

Bussed to El Chalten with Eva and Han - who had appeared out of nowhere at the razor stand at the supermarket in El Calafate. Sleepy little town located perfectly in a picturesque valley beneath the Fitz Roy and Torre mountains.

28th was my birthday and we celebrated by hiking out to the Torre Glacier which involved crossing a river with a rope and harness. All very fun. Went to dinner and by this time Laura the Argie had arrived to join the celebrations. They even got me a cake!

29th we bussed to the North end of the trails of Los Glaciers NP and walked to the Cerro (Mt) Fitz Roy mirador (lookout) at Laguna de los Tres. Pretty bloody spectacular! Bushwalked (hiked) back to Chalten via Lago Capri where there was a great spot for screaming at a cliff for some good echoes.

30th I climbed Lomo del Pliegue Tumbado (1490m), south of Fitz Roy for an awesome 360 degree panorama of the mountains (Fitz Roy, Torre, Huemul) and Lago Viedma.

31st was going to take it east but did a trail run out to Laguna Torre coz I was feeling restless.

1 Apr: Crap weather but did a loop walk around Lago Capri, Lagunas Madre nd Hija and back vi the Torre track to Chalten. Jumped on the afternoon bus to El Calafate.

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28 March: Han with attitude
28 March: Han with attitude
28 Mar: Han and me at Glacier Torre
28 Mar: Han and me at Glacier Torre
28 Mar: Glacier Torre
28 Mar: Glacier Torre
28 March: With Han and Eva
28 March: With Han and Eva
28 Mar: Glacier Torre, Los Glacier…
28 Mar: Glacier Torre, Los Glacie…
28 Mar: Crossing Laguna Torre afte…
28 Mar: Crossing Laguna Torre aft…
28 Mar: Sunset
28 Mar: Sunset
28 March: Birthday Boy
28 March: Birthday Boy
28 March: Birthday dinner with Lau…
28 March: Birthday dinner with La…
29 March
29 March
29 Mar: Fitz Roy and Laguna De Los…
29 Mar: Fitz Roy and Laguna De Lo…
29 Mar: Ascending to Fitz Roy Mira…
29 Mar: Ascending to Fitz Roy Mir…
29 March
29 March
29 Mar: Laguna Capri
29 Mar: Laguna Capri
29 March: Poser
29 March: Poser
29 Mar
29 Mar
27 March:
27 March:
27 March
27 March
28 March: El Chalten from above
28 March: El Chalten from above
28 March: Crazy clouds
28 March: Crazy clouds
30 Mar: Fitz Roy
30 Mar: Fitz Roy
30 Mar: On top of Lomo del Pliegue…
30 Mar: On top of Lomo del Pliegu…
30 Mar: Lago Torre and Glacier Tor…
30 Mar: Lago Torre and Glacier To…
30 Mar: Fitz Roy from Lomo Tumbado
30 Mar: Fitz Roy from Lomo Tumbado
1 Apr: Autumn colours
1 Apr: Autumn colours
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