a waving hand and fancy cardboard sign in Puerto Natales. It ended with little bit of blood, scraped head and huge milanesa in Rio Gallegos. What an adventure.
Morning was surprisingly quiet, probably because most of the hostel guests were out of the house. We got some time to prepare for our trip. Todays goal was spectacular - close look at Fitz Roy from the shore of Laguna de los Tres.
Our bus from Perito Moreno arrived to El Chaltén bus terminal at 6:30 in the morning. Common procedure started, pack your stuff, get out of the bus and wait for your backpack. That was pretty much the moment when we realized two things, good one - it is beautiful here, bad one - it is freaking cold.
We thought we knew how public transport in Peru works, but my friends, we were wrong. Even though we were travelling through Peru for a month Arequipa still had some surprises for us.
It was five in the morning, dark and cold. We were waiting in a long queue of other impatient people who wanted to walk up to the Machu Picchu. We'll get there before first buses and maybe have a chance to see sunrise at the Sun Gate. Our plan was perfect, we only needed to show our ticket to some guys who looked like something between army and police officers.
It was beautiful sunny day and our last big hike in Argentina. After long walk we finally got all the way up to refugio Frey near San Carlos de Bariloche. Even though it was sunny, wind was very cold and we were freezing. Maybe it was caused by cold waters in nearby laguna Toncek.
We were in the small town in the middle of nowhere in Argentina. Only few people drinking coffee in the gas station. No one knew when is the next bus out of here coming or where will it stop. To make everything even better we had no Argentinian pesos. What a wonderful day which started with really bright idea. But lets get back to the beginning.
We paid for the trip and went back to hotel. Tana was stressed because of the rule that all the slow people will be left behind and won't get to the top. She read somewhere that it happend to some other group. I was not worried, we were in good shape and did lot of hiking in past few months in high altitudes. I believed that we can make it.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, we heard buzzing sound. Insect was obvious suspect. At first we ignored it but when it lasted more than fifteen minutes we started to look around.
It was necessary to cross one bridge on the way. It looked like something that was holding together solely by thoughts and prayers.