Patagonia has been incredible thus far.
Day 1 of the Huemal Circuit had clear skies, the clearest many said they'd seen since being down here. We could see Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre for the first half of the day. We smashed out 2 days in 1. Crossed the first zip line (was pretty cool), walked alongside a Glacier, got thrown to the ground, scrambled up Paso del Viento and came out the other side to see the most incredible site, the Southern Patagonian Ice fields.
The second day we followed the ice fields, with the strong winds I was worried I was going to get blown off the path and fall all the way down to the bottom. Instead when I got to the pass we had the largest tail wind and I actually got blown up the pass, kinda scary but helped my leg muscles. Then 700m straight down, it wasn't as bad as I had imagined, but my legs were jelly and I napped at the bottom. A whole cuffufle of finding a camp resulted in us setting up in a pretty open area 2 hours from the end of the hike.
In the morning after some hectic winds where Tyler's tent blew away at 5am (I slept through all of this) and my tent pole broke (which I managed to get fixed yesterday, and will test later this week). Smashed out the last few hours, crossed the last zip line, failed to find anyone to get a lift back to town with at the ferry (wasn't running because of the winds), so walked an extra 7km to the main road for a lift back to El Cheltén.
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