Parque Nacional Perito Moreno is one of Patagonia‘s best kept secrets. Although they share a name it has nothing to do with Glaciar Perito Moreno the glacier in Parque Nacional los Glaciares. Parque Nacional Perito Moreno is a national park which lies at around a third of the way from El Calafate to Bariloche. With the closest town – Gobernador Gregores – being a tough 200km ride away it is so remote that even getting there on purpose can be difficult. Few people visit the park and those who do clearly seek adventure and solitude. Climbers are attracted by spectacular routes around Monte San Lorenzo and the surrounding valleys offer wilderness at its finest to anyone with an interest in the patagonian landscape and its natural beauty.
Apart from a few day-walks there’s not much to do for those who are not willing to venture into the wild. There’s no accomodation inside the park, so you’d better bring a tent. The real highlight lies north of the El Rincón ranger station – follow the road all the way to its end and then keep walking upriver until you reach Puesto San Lorenzo.  Bring spare fuel and food.

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Cerro Hermoso at sunset.

Beauty Ahead


The last news about Patagonia that made it into austrian newspapers was when a tourist accidentially set Torres del Paine National Park on fire in December 2011. A few days ago, on May 16th I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read a headline…

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Monte San Lorenzo at sunrise.

The Icy Blues


It's a remote, but incredibly beautiful mountain and has a massive, unclimbed east face - that's more or less all I could find out about Cerro San Lorenzo researching the web. What seemed to qualify this peak as a tempting challenge for…

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Lenticular clouds and rock formation in Patagonia

Back from Patagonia


After returning from our first trip to Patagonia I somehow had the feeling that I had to go back. We had seen a lot, but I felt there was so much more. Even the parts that we had already visited had so much to offer, that I was more than…

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