ATWS 2017 Pre-Summit Adventure 19 Photo Blog – Hike Patagonia: Fitz Roy + Perito Moreno Glacier

Discover Patagonia with all five senses.

See – Mount Fitz Roy with your own eyes, in all its granite towering glory.

View of Mount Fitz Roy from La Leona (Patagonia, Argentina).
View of Fitz Roy while hiking in Los Glaciares National Park.

Smell – the glacial air as you ice trek across Perito Moreno, the most iconic glacier of Patagonia.

Perito Mereno Glacier, Argentina.

Ice trekking affords stunning views of Perito Merino Glacier.

Feel – the Patagonian wind while hiking in Glaciares National Park, at the base of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre.

Strong winds are common in Patagonia

Hear – the pecking magellanic woodpecker in the lenga forests, the wind in the trees as you trek and the ice calving off Perito Moreno glacier.

Magellanic woodpecker – Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina.

Taste – the leanest and most delicious Patagonian lamb, washed down with a Patagonian Malbec, and some of Patagonia’s best craft beers.

Craft beer is on the rise in Argentina.

As a bonus, visit La Leona Paleontological Site, one of the few places in the world where you can see dinosaur bones and petrified trees trunks at the same time.

Dinosaur leg bone fossil with cow bone on top for size perspective – La Leona, Argentina.
Petrified tree at Le Leona, Argentina. The tree was already dead when fossilized and that’s why it looks compressed.