Chilean Patagonia

Day 12 – Friday 19th October 2018 El Chalten – Puerto Natales Distance travelled:- By plane – 0 By foot – 11.8kms/ 7.32miles By public transport – 269kms/167miles Steps taken – 18,055 So after catching the 8am bus in El Calafete, leaving there in full glorious conditions with blue skies and no wind, we have…

Hiking Cerro Fitz Roy

Day 11 – Thursday 18th October 2018 El Chalten – Cerro Fitz Roy Hike Distance travelled:- By plane – 0 By foot – 40 kms/ 24.95 miles By public transport – 0 Steps taken – 58,189 We had left the Cerro Fitz Roy hike to our last day. We kept putting it off waiting to…

A Walk Through Time

Day 10 – Wednesday 17th October 2018Ruta 40Distance travelled:-By plane – 0 By foot – 10.7kms/ 6.68 milesBy public transport – 216kms/130 milesSteps taken – 16,012 Today we were off to visit Parador La Leona. This sits along Patagonia’s Ruta 40, en route from El Calafete to El Chalten which remains the most rural and…

Exploring El Chaltén

Day 9 – Tuesday 16th October 2018 El Chaltén Distance travelled:- By plane – 0 By foot – 15.14kms/ 9.14 miles By public transport – 0 Steps taken – 17,523 We woke up this morning to an inch of snow, everything was covered in it. Within an hour it was gone and it turned into…

Laguna Torre Trek

Day 8 – Monday 15th October 2018 El Chaltén; Laguna Torre Trek Distance travelled:- By plane – 0 By foot – 31.9kms/ 19.84 miles By public transport – 0 Steps taken – 46,497 It’s spring time here in Patagonia, with the 1st November being classed as the first day of summer… …Today it snowed. We…

El Chaltén

Day 7 – Sunday 14th October 2018 El Calafate – El Chaltén Distance travelled:- By plane – 0 By foot – 31kms/19 miles By public transport – 213kms/132 miles Steps taken – 40,551 So we catched the early morning bus to take us to El Chaltén. The drive was pretty spectacular. A large open road…

El Calafate

Day 6 – Saturday 13th October 2018 El Calafate Distance travelled:- By plane – 0 By foot – 21.5kms/13.37miles By public transport – 0 Steps taken -32,024 So today was our ‘rest’ day. This was one of the extra days we had to build in to keep our choices open for going to the glacier….

Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 5 – Friday 12th October 2018 El Calafete – Perito Moreno Glacier Distance travelled:- By plane – 0 By foot – 15.86 kms/ 9.86 miles By public transport – 70 kms/43 miles Steps taken – 23,028 So one of the reasons for coming to El Calafate was to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, a…

Picture Perfect Patagonia

Day 4 – Thursday 11th October 2018 Buenos Aires – El Calafate Distance travelled:- By plane – 2080kms/1292 miles (3hrs) By foot – 11.4 kms/7.10 miles By public transport – 37 kms/ 23 miles Steps taken – 16,469 Goodbye Buenes Aires, hello Patagonia. After a couple of busy, hectic, noisy, vibrant, and chaotic city days…

Dancing in the Street…

Day 3 – Wednesday 10th October 2018 Argentina, Buenos Aires Distance travelled:- By plane – 0 By foot – 8.36kms/10.74 miles By public transport – 20.3kms/12.6 miles Steps taken – 23,153 Wow….this city is alive with street life from busy sidewalk cafes to lush parks….it’s like jumping on board a moving train….the city just whizzes…