Hiking 2 days to Cerro Eléctrico- mountain overlooking the Fitz Roy, and to piedra negra- viewpoint on a huge glaciar and beautiful lagoons.
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South America4 days / February 2022
Highs & Lows
The 360° point view from the top is priceless!
The ascent to the top was tough but worth it!
I went to this hike with 4 friends who I met in Wenuy hostel at El Chalten. Me- from Israel, a girl from France, a girl from Venezuela, and two guys from Spain- a wonderful combination. We took a taxi from El Chalten to 'Rio Electrico' bus stop that cost us 1,200 peso total, 30 minutes drive. The station located on ruta 41, right before the bridge. Then we started a 7km walk to refugee 'Piedra del Fraile'. There are good marks and signs on the way, and to be on the safe side, we used an app called 'maps me' to which we downloaded the maps in advance. The walk is flat and passes through a beautiful forest near the creek, it took us 2 hours to get to the refugee. It located in a beautiful clearing under a snow mountain.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Pack a lot of food.
What tips would you give a friend?
Bring a rain coat and warm clothes. It's very cold at night and on the top
Waterproof back pack, raincoat, warm clothes, walking sticks.
Ask in your hostel at El Chalten if they can help you with a ride to the starting point. On the way back from the road to El Chalten we hitch hike, there are alot of cars who go back.