Route: Huemul Circuit (Argentina)

Location
Argentina
Distance
68.6 km
Description

A classic 66km loop from El Chalten:

El Chaltén (Centro de visitantes, Guardaparque Ceferino Fonzo, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares)
Campamento Laguna Toro
Laguna Toro
Rio Túnel (first zipline)
Glaciar Rio Túnel Inferior
Paso del Viento
Refugio Paso Del Viento
Paso Huemul
Bahia de los Tempanos
Bahía Túnel
Rio Túnel (second zipline)
Estancia La Quinta
El Chaltén (Centro de visitantes, Guardaparque Ceferino Fonzo, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares)

Comments

Congrats to Hans, Renée and Simone, I am living in El Chaltén and have been researching on this FKT and found new attemps as described in this Patagonian specialized publication (Patagonia Vertical): https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3579594588723789&id=563620956987849.

1. Male (probably unsupported) Guilherme Pahl (BR) 12:30hs, without GPS, de y al camping El Refugio, 1/2020. With GPS 13:31:35: https://www.strava.com/activities/2142341757

2. Female (probably unsupported) Camila Nicolau (BR) 13:24:48, with GPS, de y al camping El Refugio, 1/2020. https://www.strava.com/activities/3019118065

They both finish in a camping in town, I think the official start/finish must be the Centro de Visitantes.

Aditionally, as you can see in the discussion below, I propose a more natural finish, in the last kilometers instead of heading to the road, follow a trail that goes up to the Mirador de los Cóndores and down to the Centro de visitantes. Here is a link to a picture, red line proposed finish, blue line actual finish. And to the gpx.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jqa0aKN47_gJes0ti0U7ooPDI36NkoKj/view?usp=sharing (Picture 77kb)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1obEpcqzhybnCWuVXJTxDnJUK3_ytL37y/view?usp=sharing (.GPX 967kb)

Thanks!

Miguel.