Hiking in Patagonia

El Chalten is the Patagonian town for hiking. It is also Argentina’s newest town, settled in the 80s(!) to secure┬áthe Argentinian claim to the land over the border dispute with Chile. Set in the foothills of the Andes and within easy reach of some glaciers, it has a spectacular setting and a frontier-town cum ski-resort feel. The wind can be something else at times, but we set out over the rolling grassy hills to take in a bit of fall colour, craggy peaks and another glacier, of course. The setting is so remote, all internet goes over satellite, hence the delay in getting these pictures up!

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2 Responses

  1. Karen says:

    Beautiful landscape. I experienced the same grit in the air when Mount St. Helen’s blew its top. I was in Calgary at the time. That grit is hard on cars, windows, lungs etc.

  2. Romey Booth says:

    Photos are beautiful!

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