Shots from the road: El Chaltén

Before we left England, our time in El Chaltén was probably the section of the trip I was most looking forward to. This little town sits towards the north of Argentina’s Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, and is the starting point for a series of hikes that offer the quintessential Patagonian sights: twinkling glacial streams, foreboding peaks of granite and uninterrupted wilderness. Despite my high expectations, it didn’t disappoint one bit.

Pure Patagonia

As ever, I have plenty of shots to sift through (I’ll be editing for the rest of the year when we get home, I reckon), but these offer a glimpse of what we’ve been up to for the last few days. We polished off 60km of trails in two and a half days and without doubt, it’s the best hiking I’ve ever done. We’re now resting our legs in preparation for the ‘Big W’ hike around Torres del Paine – it’ll be interesting to see how it stacks up!

Overlooking El Chaltén

Distant Mount Fitz Roy

Magellanic Woodpecker



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