Places to visit in Argentina: Mount Fitzroy
Mount Fitz Roy, or Chaltén, its aborignal language name, is the most appreciated peak by the lovers of climbing and trekking. The altitude is 3,405 m.
Mount Fitz Roy original name is Chaltén, that in Tehuelche dialect means “smoking mountain”. This is due to a rare aeolic phenomenon that makes its top always appear as it was surrounded by clouds, which gives the mountain a smoking volcano look.
In 1877, the expedition led by Perito Moreno baptized it Fitz Roy, in memory of the sailor that explored the channels in Tierra del Fuego and the Santa Cruz river during the Charles Darwin expedition.
Not only experienced mountaineers can visit here, there are also paths for easy trekking that would take only 2 to 3 hours as well as options to climb the “granite walls”, with different degrees of difficulty.