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Fitz Roy, El Chalten

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Poking above the horizon like a pair of cat's ears, the peaks of Fitz Roy offer one of Patagonia's iconic sights. Each year, hundreds of climbers from across the globe flock to the mountain range to test their skill on one of the most technically difficult climbs in the world. Only the most experienced have a realistic chance of reaching the top, but the mountains offer plenty more to keep other visitors entertained. Make the arduous day trek to the mountain to earn the view of your life, or go camping in the surrounding area for a wild experience. Put Fitz Roy on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our El Chalten day trip planner.
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  • The thing with this kind of attractions is that you have to be lucky with the weather. Off course there is the forecast, but you simply can't always rely on that. And when travelling, you will have a....  more
    The thing with this kind of attractions is that you have to be lucky with the weather. Off course there is the forecast, but you simply can't always rely on that. And when travelling, you will have a....  more »
  • Went on a 22km trek to the base of Fitzroy - amazing scenery. One section has a 400m incline over 1 km so pretty steep but well worth the effort. If you have walking sticks I would recommend taking... 
    Went on a 22km trek to the base of Fitzroy - amazing scenery. One section has a 400m incline over 1 km so pretty steep but well worth the effort. If you have walking sticks I would recommend taking...  more »
  • This hike is doable for anyone of decent fitness. The last KM is challenging, but definitely worth it. Most of the hike is a walk on level ground, often in the shade and at other times with stunning.....  more
    This hike is doable for anyone of decent fitness. The last KM is challenging, but definitely worth it. Most of the hike is a walk on level ground, often in the shade and at other times with stunning.....  more »
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  • The most beautiful view of a mountain that I have ever had…I climbed only till the second stage but it was great. Strongly recommend!
  • Azaming hike and the whole scenary awesome. Best part of Patagonia
  • One of my best hike ever. Within the same day we hiked up Laguna de Los Tres and down from El Chaltén. It was a long day hike. If you hike in summer as we did, you need to plan extra closes for when you’ll be at the top, pretty windy there and cold compare to town. The wind was so strong, that I’ve seen some backpack left on the ground being drafted away by it and even 3 of them were pushed beyond the cliff, gone… insane right?! So wrap and tight all your gears up!
  • Beautiful hike. We took a bus to hosteria el Pilar and then hiked to Fitzroy through the woods...doing this allowed us to then have enough time for the Madre e hija route and then up to Laguna overlooking Cerro Torre. The trek is stunning. The final climb isn’t as tough as advertised if you’re reasonably fit. We were lucky enough to encounter an Andean condor which literally flew over our head! Get up there early as the crowds were starting to build mid morning when we were descending.
  • Amazing treck, but the last km to the top of the mountain is very demanding for the u trained (steep, and very rocky). It is very tough to get a cloud-free view of the Fitz Roy at the top, but it remains breathtaking. The Laguna Capri, which you pass on the way, is also magnificent. See the pics!

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