Cerro Fitz Roy

Cerro Fitz Roy is named after the Captain of the HMS Beagle, who came to Patagonia in 1834 with Charles Darwin. The mountain is a 3,375m towering spire of rock and ice and it is recognised as one of the great challenges by the world's climbing community. It is also known as "Cerro Chalten" or "smoking mountain".

Where is it?

  • Fitz Roy sits on the Chile-Argentina border and stands out quite visibly as you fly over the Ice Cap
  • It is situated in Los Glaciares (The Glaciers) National Park, near to El Chalten - it dominates the view from this small town on a clear day

    How to see it:

    The best views can be found either by:

      How to get there:

      Map of Cerro Fitz Roy

      Nearby landmarks

      Trips that visit Cerro Fitz Roy

      Explore Fitz Roy from a Luxury Lodge

      This luxury lodge-based trip in and around the Mount Fitz Roy area features an immense choice of excursions, whatever your ability. Trek famous routes like Laguna Torre and Laguna de Los Tres, or try something different such as rock climbing…

      • 5 Days
      • $5,480
      Fitz Roy and Paine Hiking Tour

      This small group trekking tour combines the best hikes in Patagonia: Torres del Paine W Trek, Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Discover Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park by boat expedition. Our tour leader and expert guides ensure…

      • 12 Days
      • $5,495
      South America - Southern Explorer

      This fantastic, privately guided trip takes you through stunning Southern Patagonia, staying in comfortable hotels along the way. You'll visit all the spectacular, iconic sights while hiking through Torres del Paine National Park, getting up close to the immense Perito…

      • 10 Days
      • $6,517