The best way to get here is taking a taxi to the base of the mountain, where you can either take the chair lift and then walk your way up to the glacier, or take the extra walk instead of the chair lift (30 minutes) and trek all your way to the glacier, where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the Beagle Channel and the city of Ushuaia.
You can do it all the year. In winter there are some ski rental and a small but very good ski resort.
The prisoners used to taken on the rain to the mines and the forest, to cut Wood for the prisons carpentry and to use as fuel of heating. The trails starts in Maipu and 12 de Octubre. Walk downOld prisoners trail 12 de Octubre street, you will cross Buena Esperanza stream and (km 0.6), and the famous 5 esquinas (5 corners), km 0,9. Still walking down 12 de Octubre street, cross Aonik Street until you hit N.Leandro Alem (km 1,9)
Here you will find marks of where the train trails used to be, start walking down this trail you will find and other lenga forest, that replaced the deforestation of 1950.
Would you like to have Ushuaia at your feet? By climbing this mountain, we will enjoy walking on a path with almost no impact from humans, through the fueguinian forest. And from the summit get ready for 360º of the greatest show on the earth: north, south, east and west of the southern city in the world and the surroundings.
We will take a step path, and as we hike and discover the forest, we will learn everything about the vegetation. The openings amount the trees, we will allow us from windows to delight us with a vast view of the city. Near 600 mts high (about 2000 fear), your legs begin to cry out we are also in vacations!. And so we found ourselves trapped on the last line of low and tangled up ñires: the end of the forest: 30 minutes more and we would find the summit and the reward up there will be priceless.
From the top a hole new world rises. Both mountains, Olivia and 5 hermanos give us the impression there are going to fall on us. Behing Navarino Island the Murray pass shows up. Our beautiful Ushuaia is right there, with it entire splendour, all the way to mount Susana. We keep turning to discover mountain rangers and passes, Valleys and glaciers. The beagle Channel would show up in its maximum expression. We come back home when pour legs have no more strength. Downhill with dirty pants, the bottle empty of water and the camera full of pictures.
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