Mount Fitz Roy, El Chaltén, Patagonia, Argentina, Chile. Part of the Andes mountain range, Mount Fitz Roy is one of the most challenging peaks in the world. Just look at those rocky angles: beautiful to look at, impossible to climb, however, attracting adventurous mountaineers.
Named after meteorologist and captain Robert FitzRoy, who traveled with Charles Darwin around the world, the peak is 1,951 m (6,401 ft) height. On the border of Argentina and Chile, Mount Fitz Roy stands in an undefined territory, but the Los Glaciares park is in Argentina.
Although it is not that high, the mountain is indeed challenging for the climbers. Mount Everest is 8,848 m (29,029 ft) height, but approximately 100 people reach its summit every year, while only one climber might succeed in reaching Mount Fitz Roy due to its shape and extremely severe wind.
The village of El Chaltén and El Calafate international airport have been built recently, so that the area would be more accessible to visit. There are many hiking tracks in the Los Glaciares park and the peak can be approached from many angles. The photographers are also tempted to go there and take pictures of the summit, since it is so unique.
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