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“An amazing natural landmark”
Review of Cerro Fitz Roy

Cerro Fitz Roy
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2-Day Hiking Tour of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre from El Chalten
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in El Chalten
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Sunnyvale, California
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“An amazing natural landmark”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We watched it on sunrise from the Condor Mirador above the interpretive center in the town of El Chalten. We got a closer look from Lago Del Trece. We also saw it from the dining room in Hosteria El Pilar (see my review of this wonderful Hosteria)

Visited January 2013
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“Amazing, but difficult”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We started this hike from about 20 minutes outside of town. It was about 15 miles long and what I would call challenging. It wasn't difficult, though, until we go to the final climb up to the lagoon that sits at the base of Fitz Roy. That part is steep, long, and rocky. And when you get there, you still have two to three hours of hiking to get back to El Chalten. That being said, the views are amazing and well worth it. Our guide said you can see Fitz Roy about 15 days a month in the summer (i.e. no clouds). So if the weather is looking bad, you might be disappointed. Bottom line - I would highly recommend the hike. Mt. Fitz Roy is breathtaking.

Visited January 2013
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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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“Hard Hike -- Worth every step”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Fitz Roy hike is one of the most popular hikes in El Chalten. You can either start from El Chalten and walk 12.5 km each direction with an inital climb of 300 meters and a second climb of 450 meters.....then return the same way. We opted to take a drive to Villa Pillar and start our treck from there and return to El Chalten. This saved us the initial 300 meter climb and we did not walk the same way "back and forth". The length of this walk is also about 25 km. The hike is demanding, there is a steep ascend that lasts about 1 hour to reach the to the base of the Fitz Roy. The way is beatifull and the sceenic views make this hike worth every step.
If you have more time you can hike to one of the camping areas, spend the night and start the final climb in early morning.

Visited February 2013
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“Awesome view at the top, and worth it”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

There are several options in terms of treks, but this is a must do. It can be done solo as most did- we were glad to have a guide with us. The past bit is very steep, and apparently a lot of people thought hiking up on christmas day a good idea, so very busy. We also took the way where a shuttle took us to the upper path, which I think was best for us. You can hike from bottom, but am guessing more strenuous. There is a lovely place to stop for lunch, and there is a shelter there, as well as bathrooms. We were lucky to have great weather, however think that is why we has some serious fly issues along the way - basically whenever in Sun and no air movement. Be prepared by having a hood or scarf to cover your head to minimize the likelihood their flying around your head will bother you. They bite- but are slow, think I killed 25 or more of them, too slow. Breathtaking views at top, the beauty of seeing them with the Laguna in front. Only miss for us was doing the lake path on return, we went another way because husband wanted a faster return, it was a long day.

Visited December 2012
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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

justifiably majestic, safe paths, good camping sites, magnificent vistas, come well dressed and prepared for wind and rain. Fortunate to be able to visit

Visited January 2013
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