We climbed on a 4 x 4 vehicle up to a panoramic vantage point. On the top, we found a new sight of El Calafate and its outskirts.
It is nap time and everything is calmness in the city of glaciers. A 4 x 4 vehicle leads us uphill along a winding road. We are heading for el Balcón de El Calafate, where we are promised an unforgettable view.
We leave civilization behind and drive across a land hardly ever crossed by motor vehicles. Without hesitation, the guide activates the double drive of the sports car to get to the top of Mount Huyliche.
Slowly but steadily, we went on towards the West, going up along what used to be a glacier and sea bed.
We feel somewhat uneasy in the presence of rocks spread all through the area. “They are erratic blocks and sedimentary formations of more than 80 million years of age” explains the driver.
As we climb, the panoramic view is enlarged and smartly catches our attention.
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Level of Difficulty: Medium.
Duration: 3 hours.
Timetables: Outings everyday at 10.00 am, 3.00 pm and at 6.00 pm. A minimum of 2 people is required to make an outing.
Recommendations: Wear a windbreaker, as the wind is strong in these latitudes.The 4 x 4 truck picks up excursionists at the hotel where they are staying.
Contact: Calafate Extremo
Av. del Libertador 1185 (9405) El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina Cel: +54 2902-569542
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