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Cerro Fitz Roy

El Chalten, Argentina
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in El Chalten
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Hiking Trails, Mountains
Activities: Hiking
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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited Fitz Roy on the cusp of the off season, it took us 6 hours to get up and down...but we didn't make it up to the top, it was just too treacherous! I made the decision to stop and start turning back. The last bit is very steep especially if it's icy...very dangerous. I laughed at the people... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

El Chalten is a breathtaking place and you must do one of its several trecking paths. However, please be aware with the transportation you take. The enterprise CalTur (which takes you from Calafate to El Chalten) has a terrible service. When we took its bus, they run out of gasoline in the middle of the route!! With no heat and... More

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've spent two days there but I hope to go back. Weather changes quickly, it was raining at 10am but the skies where clean at noon. Don't forget your camera, the view of Fitz Roy during the hike is unforgettable. It is VERY windy so elderly could have a little difficulty in some moments. As it is windy, an umbrella... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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131 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I hiked from the village of El Chalten to the base of Cerro Fitz Roy. The trail was very well marked and the scenery was beyond comprehension as everywhere I looked I was speechless. The steep climb (the last 1.5km) up to the foot of Cerro Fitz Roy to Laguna de los Tres is rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I feel in love with this mountain! I only saw it from afar (from overlooks) but it's impressive and enhances the already beautiful landscape.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

A bunch of diferent micro climates and landscape views in 7:30hs of trekking. The smal but deep blue lake at Fitz Roy base worth the effort! A good tip is to get a van, you can book it one day in advance in any hostel or hotel, and start the trekking from "Hosteria El Pilar", doing this way you won't... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is the top attraction of this region. Without reducing the interest and beauty of many other places in this region, the Fitz Roy beats them all. You have to be lucky, as the view is not always great, but that is expected. But, if you're lucky to get some clear days, be sure to at least on one of... More

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Sudamericano por el mundo
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The best view we got from the Fitzroy wasn´t from the View Point. It was from Lago del Desierto with an awesome perspective. The view point, close from Camping Poincenot, can be cloudy, depending of the day. It is also a pretty crowded spot.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A brilliant trail. Would recommend you take the morning transit (you need to book on the minibus) at 8am to the top of the estancia so you don't have to re-trace your trail from el chalten there and back. You can just do one loop. The final climb takes about an hour and is TOUGH! You need to be fairly... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A good friend of mine recommended visiting this place as it was some of the most beautiful scenery she has ever seen - she wasn't lying! We were lucky with the weather but this region really took my breath away. Some bits of the walk like the final bit up to Laguna Los Tres is strenuous but if there isn't... More

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