The few people we did meet on the way seemed to have opted for the 3 or 4 day hike up to the laguna, but seeing as we only had the weekend; we tackled the 1 day ascent to the summit. I say tackled because I am no climber (the most exercise I do is running to catch the bus) and I'll admit, I struggled with the 5 hour uphill hike and the almost vertical ascent as we reached the summit! The path eventually scatters and turns into a pile of loose rocks which makes the descent a little precarious; I fell on my arse four times at the very least.
I still can't quite believe that I've been lucky enough to see such a beautiful part of the world; my first hike in Patagonia without a doubt exceeded my expectations and has left my legs aching like never before.
, by Erin Kate Hannan