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21. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 528 posts) 40w

Was it very windy while you where there; and was there a lot of dust? Did the weather change rapidly? I'm headed there; and will be hiking in El Calafate, El Chalten and Torres del Paine.

22. Posted by -.Martin- (Budding Member 6 posts) 40w

Quoting berner256

Was it very windy while you where there; and was there a lot of dust? Did the weather change rapidly? I'm headed there; and will be hiking in El Calafate, El Chalten and Torres del Paine.

The weather did not change rapidly. I arrived to Chalten with very cloudy skies, some rain with sun, and heavy winds. I did a trek to Poincenot Camping which is 8km, and made tent there. It was freezing cold due to the wind and some rain. Next day, rain stopped but still it was very cloudy, could not see the fitz roy. After going up to Laguna de los Tres, the base of where people begin their ascent to the Fitz Roy, and back to el Chalten around 8pm things started to clear out and we even saw full moon.

The next couple of days it was very clear and nice, but still a bit cold for summer.

In general it did not rain a lot, very little.
A good thing is you have natural light until 9pm or 930pm.

23. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 528 posts) 40w

Thanks for the information. I'll be prepared. Let me know if I can be of any help in planning your visit to the U.S. in 2017. Thanks again.

24. Posted by -.Martin- (Budding Member 6 posts) 40w

You're welcome, anything I can help you, if you plan on visiting Buenos Aires, I live here, dont doubt in asking.

I'll send you a PM maybe you can recommend me some obligatory places to visit in the US.

Cheers

25. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 528 posts) 40w

Send me a PM after I return April 13. I'll be home about six weeks before heading to the Himalayas.

My neighbor is from Argentina, so I visited the family in Buenos Aires in 2012. It's a beautiful city.

Thanks again for your help.

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