El Chalten and Mount Fitz Roy

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THE PATH LEADING TO THE CHALTÉN LETS SEE DIFFERENT SILHOUETTES UNMISTAKABLE SOLID STONE MOLES. INCLUDING THE FITZ ROY SHOWN, THE TOWER AND THE Poincenot, TRILOGY PART OF THIS MAJESTIC.

Their silhouettes convey majesty. Around El Chalten Fitz Roy, of 3,405 meters, and the Tower of 3,128 meters, two of the most difficult mountains to climb in the world are located. Both are north of Los Glaciares National Park and are demarcation of border with the Republic of Chile.

Fitz Roy is the main summit of a chain having crescent open to the east, with a main north-south axis orientation. Despite not having a record high over other mountains in the world, Mount Fitz Roy has well-earned reputation as one of the most difficult in the world for its great slippery vertical slabs receiving ice and wind constantly, that They make your climbing difficult even in good weather.

As the weather is unstable, climbing only practiced for a short time in the summer months and those who try to summit really should be quick and play on the edge with good weather conditions.

The story goes that in 1952 the French expedition composed among others by Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone, who ascended the southeast route (first rise, the February 2, 1952) were the first to reach the summit.

The second ascent was in 1965 when Carlos and José Luis Fonrouge Comesaña (of Argentina) tried and succeeded by Supercanaleta way, work that took two and a half days.

In 1968 it was produced by the California route the third day rise until the date were not many more adventurers who encouraged him and were successful in reaching the summit.

The ancient inhabitants of the area called this mountain with the name “Chaltén” which comes from “Ahonikenk” and means “smoking mountain”. This is because constantly clouds cover the top. If you add what they thought the original peoples of this, the fact is that for the ancestors Chalten more than a mountain was a volcano, something wrong.

It was the expert Francisco Pascasio Moreno who baptized with the name of Fitz Roy on March 2, 1877 in honor of the captain of the Beagle, Robert FitzRoy, who toured Santa Cruz in 1834.

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There is no doubt that this is a special hill where you look. Its height, its origin, its texture and shape make it different from the rest. So they feel even the best climbers in the world.

With 3,405 meters high, Mount Fitz Roy appears as one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the world. It is located in the Los Glaciares National Park and demarcation of the border with Chile.

Despite not having a record high when compared to Everest and other mountains of the Andes, the mountain Fitz Roy has earned its reputation as one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the world. Ice and wind that receives consistently do so, even in good weather.

The ancient inhabitants called this mountain “Chaltén”, a name that comes from “Ahonikenk” and means “smoking mountain”. This is because the clouds settle almost all day on its summit, so for the ancestors rather than a hill was a volcano.
The expert Francisco Pascasio Moreno christened on March 2, 1877 with the name of Fitz Roy in honor of the captain of the Beagle, Robert FitzRoy, who toured Santa Cruz fifty years earlier.

Today, geographically speaking, the Fitz Roy is the main summit of a chain having crescent open to the east, with a main north-south axis orientation.
In 1952 the French expedition composed among others by Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone, who ascended the southeast route, was the first to reach its summit. A new chapter is well written in the history of Argentine and world mountaineering.

Very unstable weather, you can only climb the Fitz for a short time in the summer months. Those who attempt to summit really should be quick and play with good weather conditions to achieve it.

The second ascent was in 1965 when Carlos and José Luis Fonrouge Comesaña (of Argentina) tried and succeeded by Supercanaleta way, work that took two and a half days.
In 1968 it came the third ascent and until today were not many more adventurers who encouraged him and were successful in reaching the summit. Obviously, that is between them Argentines.

To appreciate the majesty of this mountain if you are not an experienced mountaineer or climber, the ideal is to make a trek to the lagoon of Three (a very beautiful trail that starts from El Chalten and lasts about 4 hours). From there a majestic view of this mystical mountain of Patagonia is achieved.

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