Yes! I'm finally here, seeing Fitzroy Peak with my own eyes. I have seen always wanted to see this iconic peak in like forever. When people said Patagonia, I always associate the region with this one peak, Fitzroy!
The day I arrived, the weahter was perfect and so I went straight to hiking and watched the sunset above the town of El Chalten. I'm glad I did it though because the next day it was rainy and windy and the peak weren't visible most of the time. I went and did the Fitzroy trail anyway and it was still as breathtaking as I'd imagine.
Although when I got back, I realize that I ran out of money and El Chalten, the hippie community of Argentina is the worst place to be running out of money. For one, there's only 2 ATM in town, and the money was always running out. I tried 3 times a day, and I couldn't get any money out! Secondly, El Chalten, like many patagonian town, is very expensive. I had to go through my backpack to get my last emergency money (28USD), paid for my bus out to the airport the next day (-20USD) and had 8 USD left for dinner. Ordinary, 8 USD for dinner isn't so difficult to live off, but due to the lag of supermarket, credit cards don't work anywhere and the high living cost, I had to buy an instant macaroni and cheese, and lived with it for the rest of the day. Imagine coming back from an 8 hours cold windy hike, and you realize you don't have money to buy proper food!
Last but not least, there's no internet connection and was bound for the airport the next day, WITHOUT my flight! So I had to go to the airport 3 hrs prior and book my flight at the airport from my phone.
All in all, it went alright, barely! So if you are coming to El Chalten, be sure to have a lot of cash with you!