The Spanish crew escorted me out of that gravel-pit of a road that I had been traveling on. We reached a paved road which was nice and smooth. We were heading to El Chalten which is located at the base of Mt. Fitz Roy. The area bears resemblances to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in the USA. It is my understanding that Mt. Fitz Roy is one of the hardest mountains to climb.
It was another very long and stressful day for me with all the hardware issues I encountered. I just wanted to eat a good meal and relax. I ran into Gerald and Jochen and we managed to locate an inexpensive hostel. I settled in just as the rain and wind started. The winds built up and became very strong, making some incredible sounds. I was amazed that objects that were not tied or bolted down did not blow away.
It is my understanding that this area has micro climates. It can be storming in one area of town and a few miles down the road the climate conditions are completely different.
After a very restful night I was on the road again in route to El Calafate.