You’d be surprised at how many people skip Chalten and Cerro Fitz Roy. Perhaps they think they wouldn’t see anything they didn’t see in Torres del Paine, but they’d be wrong. The town itself was interesting. Whereas Calafate struck me as the Banff of the southern hemisphere, Chalten felt distinctly South American. There was a street full of trekkers' hostels and pubs, but there were also real domiciles. We checked into our B&B and set off to take care of some important business, and then came to Curcuma for dinner. Curcuma is a vegan place that grows a lot of its own food.
When we got to what we thought was the top, we realized that the very top would entail a very steep incline.
|Yes, that's how steep it was at the top.|
Lago Argentina was coming out to greet us as we approached Calafate.