Walking 1:30:00  7.0 km (12:51 / km) +1000m 7:30 / km
Walking from Catedral village up to the top of the ski resort and then half a km along a nasty traverse above a massive drop on the other side of the resort. This was a brutal climb. The roads and tracks all seemed to run in the wrong directions and much of the climbing was scree or sandy ground (1 step forward and a quarter back). As usual in this part of the world the views were great. It was a perfect day with little cloud and no wind and was colder in the village (1000m) than it was at the top (2000m).
I was going to make a round trip of this walk (along the top of the range, down through Refugio Frey and home on a track around the mountains), but after the really tiring climb, the horribly exposed traverse just below the peak of the main range put me off. I was worried it would take a few hours to complete the ridge top and then I would still have a 12km run home from Frey. I wanted a stress free walk/run rather than a highly technical scramble so I turned around. I had a few quick photo stops and collected some great pics - I took Samuels point and shoot rather than my SLR though (wish I had taken a camera on my solo adventures in Chalten).
Elise has a cold and I definitely felt knackered on the climb beyond the way I felt in Chalten. Hope I'm not catching it.