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El Chalten and mount Fitz Roy

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In the extreme north of Los Glaciares National Park, on the foothill of the Mount Fitz Roy (3,405masl) and Mount Torre’s (3,128masl) massive granite rocks, you can find El Chalten, Argentina’s “youngest” village, founded on 1985. The Fitz Roy and Torre offer one of the toughest challenges for mountain climbers throughout the world. The first successful climb of Mount Fitz Roy took place on 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone. Mount Torre was first climbed in 1959 by Cesare Maestri and Tony Egger. Today, this climb is still controversial… It is to be noted that the climbing period is very restricted: from mid-February to mid-March. From El Chaltén, we offer the visitor the possibility of taking countless trekking trails. Generally speaking, these hikes are not particularly difficult and are always conducted by a mountain guide, to ensure absolute security. Surrounded by these mountains and forests, the visitor will be able to admire the unique animals that inhabit this area such as the very discreet “pudú”, the smallest deer in the world, which lives in dense groves and the “huemul”, an endangered deer that wonders among the woods. Bird watching is also interesting given the abundance of condors, parrots and woodpeckers inhabiting one of the world’s southernmost areas.

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