El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina, December 29, 2017
It was another long drive -600 km so we left at 6 am. Our group has been so good at respecting the times and being ready to go, usually early-
Driving through Patagonia is sooooo boring. It's the same thing over and over: a whole lot of nothing-
and more nothing!!
Excellent pavement would all of a sudden be gravel and with the truck, the best we can manage is about 30 km/hour. It takes forever. There has been a lot of rain in a few areas. The river was very swollen. Glad we weren't camping around here-
Two guanaco caught in the act-
As we finally approached El Chelten, we could see a glacier and this lake with floating blue icebergs-
I've upgraded again - it's about 9 degrees with a strong wind and a slight drizzle. Good for me I say! I'm planning on attempting the Fitz Roy hike in the morning, at least to stage 1 which is 2 hours one way but will allow me to see the peaks.
Nico ran into the Nichol family on the plane on the way to Mexico!