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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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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

As a family group we walked to the mountain by ourselves using hire cars. Save money & do not bother with a tour. I would stay there in Chalten next trip as a number of hikes to do.

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a beautiful day and trekked to the "Tres Lagos" viewpoint which is just below Cerro Fitz Roy. This is an easy day trek which took us about 8.5 hours including an hour or so at the top eating lunch. The going is easy except for the last hour which is steep but only medium difficulty because the altitude... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I didn´t really hike all the way up there cause I´m not that fit but just to see it is amazing. You have many viewpoints from all around Chaltén.

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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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