17 July, 2015

Peaks in Patagonia

Today's post is not for the faint hearted. If trekking is your thing, then you're going to love it - if it's not....you'll enjoy the scenery anyway! Mount Fitz Roy is a mountain in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile. First climed way back in 1952, it remains one of the most technically challenging mountains on earth.

The Fitzroy area is hugely popular with trekkers - including those on day hikes. Unsurprisingly, climbing this beast is most feasible during the summer months in the southern hemisphere - December to February - but it's always subject to the Patagonian weather, which can be fickle!

Patagonia itself is sprawling and wild, but relatively undiscovered. It says it all that while around a hundred people can reach the top of Mount Everest in a single day, the summit of Mount Fitz Roy may only be successfully reached once a year.

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