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Mar 4, 2007 - Fitzroy days 5 - 9

Arrived at El Chalten where the rest of the group joined us, making a total of 26. We expected to be the oldest thinking the group would be young but we were in fact about the middle in age. Started on trek in cold and windy conditions. The campsite was very basic and very cold the first night. The next day reached the viewing point to see Mt Fitzroy after walking though sleet, snow, wind and sunshine. We were very lucky because the gods were kind and the clouds parted to enable us to have a good view of Mt Fitzroy.

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Feb 28, 2007 - Argentina, El Chalten - Feb 24-27

So back into Argentina, back up to El Calafate, and after a short stop, we arrived in El Chalten for another few days of trekking. El Chalten is so called because "Chaltén" is a tehuelche word meaning smoking mountain, as they believed it was a volcano as its peak is most of the time covered by clouds, appearing like smoke. El Chalten is a very small mountain village in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, much more pleasant than El Calafate. It is located by the Río de las Vueltas, in the Los Glaciares National Park. Yes, more glaciers. It is...

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Feb 7, 2007 - El Chalten, Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia

Sunday 4th February 2007 Still within the boundaries of Los Glaciers National Park, and in Santa Cruz province in Patagonia, El Chalten is a quiet, dusty, little town which lies at the foot of the towering peak of Mount Fitz Roy (3405m) and attracts lots of hard-core trekkers and mountain climbers. It is surrounded by several other equally impressive but lesser known peaks such as Mount Torre (3102m) and is the base for a number of challenging treks and climbs, but also offers some breathtaking views of the Patagonian steppe lands and of...

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Jan 11, 2007 - El Chalten

After 2 days on some of the most desolate, dusty country and road..we arrived at a mountain town of El Chalten..located in the shadow of Mt Fitzroy a spire looking peak with snow capped peaks and glaciers surrounding the town...we pitched our tents in moderate winds..got dinner, cleaned up and around 10:30 turned in (it was still light)...then during the night it seemed like the earth shook..no not an earthquake but high..high..HIGH winds...everyone thought their tents were going to sail away..but everyone made it through the night in...

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ANNE & MIKES TRIP

Nov 22, 2006 - El Chalten - Village of shops

A four hour bus ride from El Calafate is the isolated village of El Chlaten. One hundred miles from anywhere, nestling beneath the great mountians of the Andes this once tiny settlement has blossomed in response to increasing tourism. The bus has a compulsory stop at the national park office before we arrive so that we can be reminded of the park rules. No fires, take it all home with you, including your cigarette buts. All the water in the park can be drunk directly from it's source, and they would like to keep it this way so NO peeing...

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Andy's Wanderings

Mar 18, 2006 - Patagonien, El Chalten

18. Maerz 2 Tagen Busfahrt die Route 40 entlang. Zum ersten mal erlebe ich Patagonien. Das bedeutet in erster Linie tausend Kilometer 'viel nichts'. Und doch wird es nie langweilig, das Auge findet immer wieder etwas. Schliesslich komme ich in El Chalten an. Der Ort existiert nur um den vielen Treckingtouristen und Bergsteigern eine Art Basecamp zu bieten. Die Landschaft ist gewaltig beeindruckend, ein Paradies fuer Naturliebhaber.

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Patrick on the road

Jan 22, 2006 - Journée de voyage vers El Chalten

Du bus, du bus et encore du bus! Nous avons traversés l'Argentine, le paysage est désertique si ce ne sont les puits de pétrole. A l'arrivée nous sommes récompensés: les montagne sont devant nous et nous voyons des Nadu (?), sorte d'autruche, qui broutent au ñilieu des moutons! Nous sommes partis de Coyhaique hier à 8h et nous arriverons ce soir á 22h30, nous aurons fait un peu plus de 30h de voyage mais nous partons en trekking, donc plus de bus pour quelques jours!

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Mar 24, 2005 - El Chaltén, Argentina

El Chaltén, Argentina is in the middle of nowhere and is located at the northern end of The Glaciers National Park, six hours by bus from El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier. The town was founded in 1985 by the Argentine government to solidify the countries claim to the land over Chile and also as a recreational area. The town has a population of about 400 people in the summer and 150 people in the winter. The sole purpose to come to El Chaltén is to go hiking. All of the trails start at the edge of town. From day to day the weather...

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Mar 18, 2005 - Argentina - El Chalten

A really unusual place, which on first impression was "what in God´s are we doing here"? But with a little exploration it changed from wild west frontier to bohemainville! Set in a river valley surrounded by the mighty Fitzroy Massif - stunning scenery at every turn. The world´s top climbers come here to scale the 3441m Cerro Fitzroy, but we settled on an all day hike to Glacier Cerro Tore (see next page).

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Sep 11, 2004 - Trekking in the Fitz Roy Range from El Chalten - Day 1

The bus took us along a very bumpy and rocky road 200 km north of El Calafate. We arrived in a very windy rain storm. Seeing other walkers coming back to our hostal after abandoning their walks convinced us that the best use of our time was to eat cake and catch up on our sleep. Hopefully the weather will be better tommorrow and we can hit the trail.

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