Alpine Climb Aguja de la S

DATA SHEET

 3 Days
 Elevation gain 2000 meters
 Very difficult: training required - Technical experience required: Multi-pitch rock climbing & Ice climbing
 1 - 2 people per guide

Itinerary


Day 1

Transfer to Hostería El Pilar. Trek towards Laguna Sucia, passing trough Piedras Blancas Glacier and Poincenot Campsite. From Laguna Sucia is an scree and scrumble terrain to reach the rock cave below the Rio Blanco Glacier. Aproaching time: aprox 5hs. Vertical gain: Aprox. 800m.

Day 2

( Summit day): We´ll start before sunrise from our bivouac (4-5 am aprox), after 45 min uphill trough rocky terrain, we´ll reach the base of the glacier. From there we´ll continue with crampons and rope to the beggining of the climbing route.
The clymb starts with a snow couloir of 200m ( 50 ˚ slope), and then 7 rcock climbing pitches of V+/ 6ª ( French scale) on very good granite!
For the descent, we will rappel down to the start of the route and then walk down back to the bivouac site. The complete activity will take us about 14 to 16 hours with a 1000 meters of elevation gain

Day 3

Descent to El Chaltén by Capri Lake, aprox 5hs.

  PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

• Backpack 50-60 lts
• Sleeping bag (-15°C)
• Insulating mattress
• Bottle and thermo flask 1l
• Synthetic underwear
• 2 polar jackets (100 and 200)
• Fleece jacket or wind stopper (heavy weight)
• Puff jacket (synthetic or down)
• Wool or fleece hat
• Neck warmer, buff, or balaclava
• Sun cap
• Warm pants and t-shirt

• Gloves & waterproof gloves
• Waterproof jacket & pants (gore-tex)
• Gaiters
• Extra socks and t-shirt
• Sunglasses & goggles
• Hygienic set
• Sunbloc & lip protection
• Headlamp
• Pocket knife
• Bivi sac
• Walking poles
• Snickers or light trekking shoes



  PERSONAL CLIMBING GEAR

• Mountaineering boots*
• 2 climbing ice axes*
• rock climbing shoes*
• climbing harness*

• 4 locking carabiners*
• 1 daisy*
• 1 Reverso or ATC Guide*
• 2 prusik 5mm* x 2m


NOTE: We could rent you the marked items*. Please let us know when you register if this is required (also include your boot size).





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