Travel Blogs from El Chalten
... pushing up the final ascent. The 2.5km trail is steep, rocky and covered with a combination of snow, slush, waterfall, rocks and mud. The going up is slow, but steady. We can not help but think of what it will be like coming down, but push forward anyways. Once at the top the snow is almost 6 inches deep and the wind a howling. We find a nice spot behind a large rock and have a quick lunch waiting for the clouds to clear and expose the jagged peaks of Mount Fitz Roy. ...
... it round the world, at least, and was the first boat to ever do so.
You´ll have noticed that parts of this blog are history-heavy. I make no apologies, it´s just what I´m interested in. One of my favourite stories in history is the one of the first circumnavigation of the world. Just consider these condensed bits that I remember from a book – Magellan never set out to go around the world, he was just trying to find the Spice ...
... is where the iceberg came from. The most noticeable difference to the rest of the walk was the freezing wind. As we sat down to lunch we were already struggling with numb fingers. After lunch we decided to check out the path around the lake that runs along the top of the tailings, but quickly changed our minds when the wind stopped us in our tracks. On our way back to town we were surprised at how many people were still heading up to the lake and then we ...
... s a funky collection of log cabin restaurants, hostels, hotels and hangouts for dusty travellers. After spotting there was a vegetarian café, I happily bailed out of the dinner plans for the evening and inhaled my beetroot soup and lentil dahl, and had an early night.
The following day what I expected to be an 8 hour trudge starting at 8:30am, unexpectedly turned out to be a very pleasant walk. We followed the Tres Lagos ...
... rivers flow clean and clear so you can dip your water bottle straight in for the most refreshing drink to ever quench your thirst and, as you continue to wind your way along the path, giant granite mountains loom high above your head like almighty spires -so high that the clouds at the top continually swirl to shroud the summits in mystery, only to be seen by the gifted few.
It really does have to seen to be believed, but in Patagonia it is all about the ...
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