"Fitz Roy in the Winter" Fitz Roy by Waxbag

Fitz Roy Travel Guide: 54 reviews and 156 photos

Fitz Roy Range

The Fitz Roy Range is one of the most fantastical of mountain ranges in the world. It is one of the most magestic and omnious mountain range I have ever seen. It is part of the northern end of the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and one of the best places in South America for trekking and mountain climbing. Behind the range is the continental ice shelf that is the third largest in the world.

El Chalten is the small town from which you can base all of your walks and climbs. It has good accomodation and basic supplies for your stay. The town is easily accessible by bus from El Calafate.

There are no entrance fees to the park here like in the south to see the Perito Morino Glacier.

This is the view you get from the bus to El Chalten from El Calafate. The approach to El Chalten is magnificent.

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Cerro Torre

Cerro Torre looks like something out of Lord of the Rings. This place has beauty that cannot be described but can only be experienced. There are many good trails in the park. Most are well marked.

Condors are absolutely everywhere here. Maybe the were just all following me hoping I would fall and they would have an easy lunch. The floral and fauna here is unique and fairly abundant given the harshness of the terrain and weather. You may also see woodpeckers, rhea, guanaco, and green parots.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning Scenery, Excellent Trails, Plentiful & Cheap Accomodation
  • Cons:Many People During the Tourist Season
  • In a nutshell:Outrageously Gourgeous! Fantstic Hiking! Unreal! Pristine!
  • Last visit to Fitz Roy: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 16, 2007
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  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Amazing photos and great information here..you must have been thrilled to have experienced this beauty! LUCKY YOU!

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2009 at 5:11 AM

    Your photos are excellent, and the whole area looks great in winter. Maybe it's a better time of year for clear skies? Nice shots of the woodpeckers too, I missed out on those.

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2006 at 1:11 PM

    Wow... Fitzroy looks very impressive, and you have very beautiful pics! Great page!

  • perfectly_zen's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2005 at 5:13 PM

    Wonderfull pics.....i also felt like Frodo over tehre...hehehe...unfortunately it was rainining and foggy so i could not see Fitz Roy or Cerro Torre....damn.... : (

  • Pierangelo's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2004 at 9:23 AM

    very lucky for cerro torre with clear sky!

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