Cerro Fitz Roy
Cerro Fitz Roy
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Cjs800
Shanghai, China17 contributions
Dec 2019
The Fitz Roy hike is absolutely amazing. It begins through varied terrains and finishes with a steep climb up to beautiful lake with views over the mountain peaks.

Words cannot do this place justice.
Written November 2, 2020
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Coelhator
Henley-on-Thames, UK154 contributions
Dec 2021
This mountain is simply breathtaking to watch. Granted there are plenty of beautiful views from lower down and therefore you don't have to really climb up to Laguna de los Tres, but for nature lovers the 5km round trip hike (400m vertical) from Poincenot campsite is well worth it. For reasonably healthy people the walk up to the top is easily done in a little over an hour. I did it with a 10 year old. There's no real parts where there's a steep drop off so people with some fear of heights should be OK. I wore hiking boots and I would recommend appropriate footwear (i.e. hiking shoes/boots have stiffer soles than trainers). I wouldn't wear trainers but its doable.
Fill up your water from the mountain river just past the campsite as there's little to no opportunity to fill up along the walk up.
The view at the top is wonderful of the peaks and the glacier. Was surprised to see a fox wandering around but was told by a local that he's always there looking for food scraps. He gets really close. He may growl at you if you are eating but harmless. Although he would probably snatch unattended food and I would certainly be careful with letting children eat as he may not be so intimidated.
To get to the base of the hike its about 9km from Chalten, through forest and clearing with some nice spots to rest/eat by the mountain streams. Then another 1.5km hike with a 400m vertical.
Some websites say to register with the park wardens but the office at the start in Chalten was boarded up.
Written December 20, 2021
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sleepybexhill
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK1,541 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful sight as long as the clouds aren’t there . The days we were in El Chaltén started clear and then the mountains clouded over as the sun evaporated the snow. Suggestion - try to get to the mirador, about 4km the trail, by 9.00.
Written January 22, 2020
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PaulAK2011
Anchorage, AK517 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We had 3 nights in El Chalten and tried the hike to the base of Fitzroy first. The weather was not ideal, but there were a bough breaks for us to see the Mountain off & on. We hiked over 3 hours and then Decided not to do the steep last section because of the worsening weather and with rain starting. I wish we had good weather, as what we could see of the mountain was wonderful. Take water and some food along . The trail is well marked and easy to follow. This is a long, strenuous hike, but well worth it .
Written February 9, 2020
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Radio9phs
State College, PA235 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We are 60 year olds, in decent shape. Took the hike from the north end of town toward Laguna de los Tres. Excellent views are obtained from the northern part of the Laguna Capri campground loop. We both went as far as the beginning of the last steep “red” section. My wife decided not to do this part. I continued on and made the crest of the Laguna de los Tres mirador. From here you can seen the peaks, laguna and the glaciers below the three main peaks, but the view is not too different from that near Laguna Capri. The last steep section of trail is steep with loose rock, and could benefit from some well placed switchbacks. Anyway it took me about 9.5 hours round trip to and from town, over 22 km, and an elevation change of 700m, with probably over 200 of my closest friends at the top. Lots of pretty scenery besides los Tres along the way. If you are in El Chaltén, you are likely going to do some version of this hike, just be prepared for some difficulty if you want to go all the way to the Laguna de los Tres. No shame in being satisfied with views from near Laguna Capri. Believe the park service estimations of difficulty and times to hike.
Written March 3, 2020
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John F
Casuarina, Australia132 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We went here on a day trip from El Calafate with Zona Patagonia. A better idea would be to use public transport or hire a car so you can do your own thing once you get there. It was last- minute laziness that meant we didn't. The drive was long (3 hours) but ok; the bus could have been more comfortable. The problem was once we got there, we did two VERY short walks as most of the group were not very fit. Lunch was disappointing, although the Argentinians on the tour were shocked when I said the lamb stew was over-cooked and tough. Another spoilt Australian!
Written January 26, 2020
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bmisk
Calgary, Canada270 contributions
Jan 2020
Did this hike in December. Most of the hike is relatively easy until the last 1-2 kms. It becomes very steep and there are lots of large boulders (tough if you are small like me). You are also quit exposed to the wind. It’s just a mind over matter thing as you grind toward the top. Unfortunately the weather was not cooperative for us so we didn’t see many of the views due to clouds. However based on pictures I’m sure it would be amazing.
Written January 25, 2020
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David F
Marlow, UK328 contributions
Nov 2022
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 them to take the strain of your knees - especially coming down !
Written November 23, 2022
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Momster10
McLean, VA23 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a wonderful hike, through all kinds of terrain, forests, valleys, hills, plains, meadows and, of course, the mountain at the top. It’s a long hike 20 km) but an extremely easy one, except for the hill in the middle. You need to be ready for a long (1km) climb, super steep and super rocky, with lots of people to make way for (going in your direction or the other). But the views at the end are stupendous and totally worth it. It’s a must do.
Written January 4, 2020
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ImmerWandern
Palos Heights, IL7,268 contributions
Oct 2019
If the weather conditions permit hopefully these magnificent spires of rock will be visible on both the drive into El Chaltén as well as during your visit to the area. We did the Laguna de los Tres hike and naturally the mountains were overcast. "Chaltén" is a native/Tehuelche word for "smoking mountain" a reference to the clouds that frequently obscured the peaks. While also called Cerro Chaltén the central peak is generally known as Cerro Fitz Roy or Mount Fitz Roy, The name was bestowed by Spanish explorer Antonio de Viedma in honor of Capt. Robert Fitz Roy of the famous HMS Beagle and its even more famous passenger, Charles Darwin. The two had sailed up the nearby Santa Cruz river to explore the region,

Cerro Fitz Roy is surrounded by numerous peaks - Poincenot, St. Exupery, Mermoz just to name a few - all intrusive volcanic rock once capped by softer sedimentary rock. The erosive action of glaciers, rain, and wind wore away the soft overlying rock exposing these jagged spires.

Obviously you do not need to make the difficult hike up to the Laguna de los Tres to enjoy the view of these magnificent peaks. You could hike into the valley of the Rio Blanco from either the Sendero Fitz Roy or the Sendero El Pilar trailheads and look up from the valley floor. There should be good views from the lakes, Lago Capri and Lagos Madre e Hija.
Written January 12, 2020
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