On a No-Fly day Team Perlan decided to visit El Chalten, about 140 miles north of El Calafate. The Glacier National Park extends between these two scenic areas of Patagonia. On the shores of Lago Viedma there's a large glacier, but the crown jewel is Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. As we arrived the mountain peaks were obscured by clouds. However as the day warmed the peaks finally came into clear view. Gorgeous! The outline of Fitz Roy is the logo of Patagonia clothing company.
We hiked to the top of Condor View cliffs. After a group photo we were amazed by condors soaring in front of the cliff. They agilely climbed away, soaring to another spot. We were even dive bombed by a trio of condors, giving us a close look. By the way, they do NOT all turn in the same direction in a thermal. We also visited a lovely waterfall which plunged into a mossy pool. And as we departed at 5 pm the clouds were once again hanging on the peaks. A nice break in the hangar chore list of items to upgrade! For a one minute video see https://youtu.be/BA6kMwSaJoo