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  • well good morning world greetings from el chalten  patagonia argentina paradise over here paradise  

  • oh my gosh we woke up and it's hardly a cloud in  the sky the sun is out we had our first glimpse  

  • of mount fitz roy my goodness it looks magical yes  even from the town the views of it from the town  

  • are magical and we were walking towards it today  yeah the plan is to get even closer to cerro fitz  

  • roy so we know for sure we're gonna hike to laguna  capri mirador de fitz roy and maybe maybe if we  

  • are feeling super ambitious laguna de los tres  but that would be like an eight-hour hike with  

  • no distractions yeah and we're going to be very  distracted with our cameras so we'll see we'll see  

  • but i mean anyways the the place that we're  going for sure is going to have incredible  

  • views like that's when we were looking at our  trail guide they said amazing views of fitz roy  

  • and i'm already seeing amazing views if it's  right from the town so i mean i just can't  

  • wait to get going let's get hiking this is me  and my happy place trekking in patagonia guys  

  • doesn't get better than this we started  the morning with breakfast at our hotel  

  • since this is a major trekking destination  most accommodations start serving breakfast  

  • around six in the morning so that trekkers can  be on their way and you've gotta love those long  

  • patagonian summer days i couldn't believe  how bright it was so early in the morning  

  • also don't make the newbie mistake we did  and forget your trail map on the nightstand  

  • it took us a while to find the trailhead asresult but just so you know you need to walk  

  • north along san martin until you reach the  very end of town where you'll see signage

  • first stop 20 minutes in someone has already eaten

  • they're lucky we didn't we didn't show  it but i was having most of my lunch  

  • i'll have to show what you have in your lunchbox  when it's actually lunch time and just so that  

  • people know what time is it now when you've  already consumed your whole lunch it's only  

  • nine i just had fruit this morning i'm like we've  already been walking for over an hour i'm like  

  • i'm hungry i'm gonna have my sandwich and i did we  have made it to our first lookout point of the day  

  • it's called mirador rio de las voltas the river of  the turns because it's kind of curvy it's like an  

  • s-shaped river that winds through the valley  the views here are just unbelievable yeah this  

  • is like everyone is taking the chance to stop  here so it's really cool you just sit down and  

  • i had a bit of a lunge already almost  his whole lunch what was my whole lunch  

  • oh man i'm greedy what can i say but um yeah it's  what we've realized is that just to get to this  

  • trail took us almost 45 minutes didn't it yeah  we're in the opposite end of town so yeah it was  

  • 45 minutes to get here we made a wrong turn along  the way i think that's right yeah and then what we  

  • did we've done about a half an hour of tracking  so i'd say to the lagoon we're probably about  

  • a quarter of the way i would imagine we'll  see we'll see we have no idea to be honest

  • one thing i liked about trekking in el chalten  argentina is that you have markers at every  

  • kilometer so that kind of gives you an idea of  what kind of progress you're making on your hike  

  • if you see you're making good time and it's still  early in the day you can combine your hike with an  

  • additional side trail and if you see that you're  struggling well at least you know how long it'll  

  • take to get back into town another little  stop guys because we just saw three condors  

  • circling above our heads they are majestic  let's see if we can show them to you

  • it is lunch time for me i'm getting hungry  

  • so i ordered the rice salad  with carrots egg coleslaw tomato  

  • that's what i'll be eating what else do you have  in the lunch boxes i also have yoda show it all  

  • an apple yep there's uh the healthiest  thing probably oh the salad too cannoli bar  

  • a granola bar you're gonna like that muffin oh  yeah a little muffy and a whole bunch of candies  

  • and some candies yes so that's pretty  good yeah how's that salad very good yeah

  • it's got big chunks of cheese lots of egg also  my bowl broke on the hike up so i really need to  

  • eat it otherwise i'm eating a salad in my bag yeah  well it's a nice place we found a nice shaded area  

  • i think we're close to kilometer  three and we've worked up an appetite

  • just so you know most hotels and guest houses in  el chalten patagonia offer some kind of lunch box  

  • this is super convenient for hikers who plan on  spending most of the day trekking in the mountains  

  • you typically have to place your order the  night before and then your food is ready the  

  • following morning we paid the equivalent of 10 us  dollars per lunch box a bit pricey for argentina  

  • but it was convenient seeing as there was no mini  fridge or communal kitchen where we were staying  

  • all right guys so just slightly afterkilometer three there's a fork in the road  

  • so you have a choice of going to the right which  takes you to a mirror door but then if you head  

  • to the left which is what we're doing you can  go to the other laguna we're going to capri  

  • yes so there's also a campsite there and then  you can do a loop and continue towards the  

  • mirador and come back yeah so we're basically  just gonna be doing a full circle and um  

  • that's gonna be probably our best view if  it's roy today so super pumped about it

  • well hello welcome to paradise we are at  laguna capri yeah this is where you get  

  • the most epic monumental view of cerro fitz roy  mount fitz roy and guys it's i don't even know  

  • what to say it's speechless so majestic that  it almost doesn't look real it almost looks  

  • like i'm seeing cgi but it's not it's probably  the most magnificent mountain i've ever seen  

  • i kid you not it's just wow and  there's something to show us  

  • recognize something do you recognize  do you recognize something like this  

  • somewhat familiar right here yeah is it that it  may just it may just be that it may just be that

  • um we reached camp here at laguna capri we're  not camping but like it's a campsite they have  

  • a toilet it's more like an outhouse yeah so  yeah used the facilities and now a little snack  

  • my muffin a little morsel of muffin it's a  little mini muffin muffin bite we still haven't  

  • got all of our left and we have apples now we're  gonna continue to look up into the middle order  

  • more views of fitz roy mountain.

  • so

  • once we reached the campground at  laguna capri we had two options  

  • head back to town via the mirador loop  or continue towards laguna de los tres  

  • we knew the latter would be a long trek and we  had also been warned that the final kilometer  

  • is pretty brutal but we had come all the way here  and it was too early to turn around so we decided  

  • to go for it we had mount fitz roy right in  front of us calling our name how could we say no

  • do well guys we are going for it we're gonna  go for it we're gonna no we are going to we're  

  • not gonna we are today we are truckers we are  trekkers and we are gonna go to the three la  

  • the tres lagos there you go we're going yeah  we were kind of on the fence for a while but  

  • then we got to the point where we would have  had to turn around to start going back to the  

  • mirador and checked in yeah and we're like  we're not even tired it's early in the day  

  • why would we turn back so soon exactly so we are  continuing we are now at kilometer eight out of  

  • ten now apparently it's gonna get really steep at  some point and challenging i think actually in the  

  • next half kilometer but um you know what we've  we're making great time we have just past 12.  

  • and i mean sunset is until close to 10  p.m so we've got all the time in the world  

  • there you go we're just gonna we're gonna go for  it we're gonna do it we're taking you all the way

  • kilometer nine here began the longest and toughest  kilometer of the whole trek up until this point we  

  • really hadn't found the trail to be difficult  but this is where we encountered the bottleneck  

  • everyone was tired by this point and well this  is the part of the trail where you need to be  

  • the most alert because it gets rocky a bit  gravelly at times and it's just really steep  

  • trekking poles would have been a good idea really  what kept us going was the encouragement from  

  • everyone hiking back down telling us how amazing  the views were at the top and they were not wrong

  • so this is

  • how do you feel exhausted we're so  close so so close so let's push on

  • behold laguna de los tres with  its beautiful cerulean waters and  

  • blissful views of mount fitz  roy this is what we came for

  • it was windy beyond belief and we were also  ravenous at this point so we sat behind a rock  

  • to shield ourselves from the wind and devoured  what little food we had left in our lunch boxes  

  • just one granola bar and some candy  and so after catching our breath began  

  • the long descent and the trek back  to el chalten patagonia argentina.

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  • the track to fitz roy and laguna de los tres  greetings from the future from the far future  

  • three days ahead yeah that was quite the hike  guys we ended up needing a break from hiking  

  • from filming from life from everything after  walking 20 plus kilometers i'll just say the day  

  • after was an absolute write-off yeah we just  didn't really leave the hotel no i think just  

  • for food i hardly left the room i hardly left  the room we were both so stiff i think we slept  

  • 10 or 12 hours too yeah we had a really long  sleep yeah amazing hike though i mean i think it's  

  • maybe i'm just thinking off the top of my head  maybe the coolest hike we've ever done it was  

  • worth it like it was way out of her element way  out of our league out of our fitness level but  

  • we're really glad we pushed ourselves because  the views at the end like that lagoon waiting  

  • for us was incredible astonishing and yeah the  the various viewpoints along the whole trail were  

  • incredible too even if you just got to the first  lagoona it's amazing what you see of fitz roy yes  

  • but that's definitely a hike that i mean the first  the first nine kilometers they say is intermediate  

  • like you have to be reasonably fit and then the  the last kilometer is where it really tests you  

  • and we saw people of all ages doing it but the  thing is like unless you're a regular hiker or  

  • maybe like you've been jogging or you've been  training your legs you're gonna feel the the  

  • tightness after after that and i remember  on the way back we were we were just spent  

  • like like that that kilometer up and down it felt  like it was more strenuous than the the first nine  

  • kilometers combined like there were points where  i was fantasizing like what would it be like to  

  • be carried out on a sedan chair right now oh my  gosh what would happen if we called the emergency  

  • number we can't make it back come and get it air  lifted out of there oh my god the way back was was  

  • a struggle we were we were like we kind of put the  cameras down and we were just like we were taking  

  • we were taking breaks not out of convenience but  out of either soreness or exhaustion there were  

  • times where just like oh i can't i can't move my  legs right now or i remember that our feet were  

  • really aching too that was the big thing just  throbbing just robbing but we made it back into  

  • town and we discovered a really nice restaurant  yeah it's a bit of a hidden gem it's um it's off  

  • of the main street where most of the the bars  and restaurants are yeah it's actually near the  

  • bus terminal and it is called senderos and it's  a restaurant inside of a high-end guest house  

  • yes like when we walked in there they were  kind of surprised like are you staying here  

  • yeah no but we saw people eating and they're like  okay come in it's cool it's cool um but yeah the  

  • food was really good yeah now that you've  mentioned that how many tables would you say  

  • they're like six or seven yeah it's very small  it's very small small boutique boutique hotel  

  • gourmet food delicious delicious food we ended  up i ended up getting a blue cheese risotto with  

  • walnuts oh that was so good sun-dried tomatoes and  then you had a stew i think i got the lint it was  

  • a lentil casserole with veggies i was just craving  something hearty and i love lentils and that was  

  • good as well yeah we had red wine um it was she  bottom full bottle shira we didn't have malt back  

  • we actually uh we took a break from malbec  and we had a different varietal it was really  

  • really good and then we had two desserts yes  decadent i got the chocolate mousse yes and i  

  • got the pancake de manzana which is that apple  pancake so um yeah i mean just a fantastic meal  

  • and then basically we waddled back here  and passed out we were in bed by eight  

  • eight thirty yeah like that was the end of the  day and then we woke up the next day at around  

  • that time so yeah i mean i remember we woke up  in the middle of the night too a few times just  

  • because we're not used to going to bed at eight  we're more like 10 or 11 or 12 right but we ended  

  • up ended up basically sleeping be somewhere  between 10 to 12 hours and um yeah but but  

  • it is like it's a track that i would i would do  again for sure would you yes but i'd have to train  

  • for it yeah guys i guess a take-home message is  if you're gonna if you're gonna come and do a  

  • lot of tracking here in ltl10 which is what we've  done over the course of the six days we've been  

  • here we've been we've done a lot of trekking yeah  but what we'd recommend is is do yeah come arrive  

  • fit don't arrive like us like we're we're like in  full foodie mode we've actually we haven't done a  

  • lot of exercise on this this trip to argentinalot of eating done a lot of eating and we've also  

  • we've both gained some weight and we're like  we we just didn't we weren't we didn't arrive  

  • in in our best version of ourselves we weren't  the best versions of ourselves when we arrived  

  • in terms of fitness we are leaving with  some strong legs yeah let me tell ya  

  • yeah but um overall what a hike and yeah what an  amazing destination el chalten argentina is so  

  • if you're on the fence i don't know if i should  come or not come because we're foodies and we  

  • we ended up faux would you call us foe tracker  we pretended to track no we we did the tricks  

  • guys we did the job but we also did we did  the pain and the stiffness yeah okay so yeah  

  • so yeah that's that's the update from that  truck we hope you guys enjoyed the video that  

  • was laguna los tres yeah and we'll see you  soon we'll see you soon thanks for watching

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EPIC Trekking in PATAGONIA ? | Mount FITZ ROY + Laguna de los Tres in El Chaltén, Argentina

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