Cerro Solo Ascent


Introduction


The objective of this trip is to climb “Cerro Solo” (2121m/a/s/l), which is a classic mountaineering ascent, challenging but without technical difficulties. The terrain are steep screes, some scramble and glacier slopes between 30° to 50°.
This is a very scenery peak due to the mountain location.

DATA SHEET

 3 Days
 30° to 50° Glacier slopes, scramble (grade II-III)
 Elevation gain 1600 meters
 Very difficult: physically very demanding
 1 - 3 people per guide
 September to March

Itinerary


Day 1

The day starts with a trek to Laguna Torre (2,5 hours walk from El Chaltén). We´ll have an early dinner in order to rest

Day 2

Early wake up call for our summit attempt (2-3am). From Laguna Torre, we´ll get across the Fitz Roy River by a Zip line cable and start heading up to the “Cerro Solo”. The trail it´s very steep on scree and rocky terrain until we´ll reach the base of the Glacier.
We´ll continue with crampons, ice axe and rope up the glacier slope to the top. The steepest section is 50° slope. Once on the glacier, we will progress roped in, using crampons and ice axe, up to the summit (2121m). The panoramic views of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre are worth the effort! After a break and photos, we´ll start our long descent back to the our campsite.
The ascent takes about 7hs plus another 5 hs down (12 to 14 hs total)

Day 3

After a good night rest, we´ll head back to El Chaltén (2,5hs)

  PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

• Mountaineering boots (*)
• 50-60L Back Pack
• Sleeping Bag (-15°C)
• Bivy sac
• Insulating mattress
• Walking poles
• Sunglasses & goggles (UV)
• sun-block and lip balm
• Compeed or second skin
• Hygienic set & duct tape
• Pocket knife
• Headlamp (batteries)
• Bottle and thermo flask (1l)
• Gaiters

• Snickers or light trekking shoes

• Long underwear (top and bottom) synthetic or wool • Warm pants and shirt
• Sweater (medium weight)
• Insulated hooded jacket(down or or synthetic)
• Waterproof pants & parka (gore-tex)
• Fleece jacket or wind stopper
• 3 pairs of socks (2 thick and one liner, not cotton)
• Windstopper and waterproof gloves (plus spares)
• Sun cap & wool or fleece hat
• Buff, or balaclava

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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