Argentina - 2006
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Muddy road
The Italian Job
Steppe
El Calafate
El ChaltÚn
Lag Capri
Hike
Hike


(Continued from Chile)

We crossed into Argentina through the Chilean border, in Patagonia (in the middle of nowhere, basically).
A little while later the going was getting rather muddy for our coach.
Muddy road

The Italian Job
Another coach had already slid off the side of the road and was resting precariously on the edge of the embankment.
We got off and walked for a while...

In Chile, Patagonia generally means wet and mountainous terrain.

But across the Andes in Argentina, the Patagonian landscape is mostly steppe.
Steppe

El Calafate
We stayed at El Calafate.
A small town, with big skies.

Driving north, 220km to El ChaltÚn, in the Los Glaciares National Park.

In the distance is the Fitz Roy range.
El ChaltÚn

Lag Capri
El ChaltÚn is Argentina's newest town and was established to support Argentina's claim to this part of Patagonia (the border with Chile was in dispute some years ago).

El ChaltÚn is also the Indian word for volcano (they thought the main peak, the Fitz Roy, was a volcano).

Like nearly every other visitor, we were there for the trekking...

Hike

Hike



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