RECOMMENDED FOR HIGHLY EXPERIENCED HIKERS
Many people know Fitz Roy as the iconic logo from clothing brand Patagonia. In reality, this destination is a haven for experienced and adventurous trekkers and climbers, with challenging, technical ascents and epic backcountry travel. For the region, Mt. Fitz Roy is one of the most popular destinations. The peak is located in Parque Nacional Los Glaciers, and the trailheads can be accessed right in the town of El Chatan.
While the opportunities for advanced exploration are seemingly unlimited, trekking to Mt. Fitz Roy is an accessible objective for hikers without in-depth technical skills or experience. The region is proud to offer plenty of resources, guides, and outfitters, making planning as hands-off as you want.
Leaving from El Chatan allows for everything from day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips. Hiking under the shadow of the iconic granite peak is a bucket-list adventure for visitors to the area, but it is not simple to get to. The flights, the driving, and the hiking all make for an involved trip. Climbing Fitz Roy is for experts only, but non-technical trekkers will be happy with any outing in this national park and surrounding area. Be prepared for rain, wind, and other challenging conditions. Waiting out storms is to be expected, so backpackers should be prepared with gear and extra food.
The last hour to the summit was strenuous and steep but the view at the end was rewarding. [Patagonia is] one of those places that you are truly awed by what nature has created and the entire landscape makes you feel so tiny in comparison.