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Data Sheet

1 day

Elevation gain 1300 meters

1 - 3 people per guide

Difficult, physically demanding as it is a long journey

Introduction

The objective of this trip is to climb “Cerro Madsen” (1806 m/a/s/l), which is a the easiest and closest peak to Fitz Roy. The terrain involve steep screes, scramble, and snow slopes between 30° to 40°. Fantastic views of Fita Roy and surrounding Glaciers!

Itinerary

DAY 1

We´ll leave El Chaltén early in the morning, transfer to Hostería El Pilar.After passing Fitz Roy camp, We will continue up to Laguna de los Tres and, continuing up, we will mount the rocky ridge east of Cerro Madsen.
Depending on the time of the year, it is common to find some snow patches above. In the prescence of snow, we will most likely use crampons, ice axe and short roping.
The view from the top is possibly the most imposing and closest view to mount Fitz Roy and Piedras Blancas Glacier. We´ll descent back same way to El Chaltén. This is a long day, estimating from 12 to 14 hours of activity.

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia

INCLUDED SERVICES

Certified Mountain Guide
Transfer to El Pilar
Ropes & Glacier gear
VHF Radio
First-aid kit

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia

NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

Transportation from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Lodging at El Chaltén
Porters ( at your request)
Personal Equipment
Alcoholic drinks
Personal Travel & rescue insurance (highly recommended)
Services not specified
Gratuities

Packing List

Weather: The weather in Patagonia is notorious for high winds and extreme variability. Days can range from sunny with temperatures in the mid-60s (15°C) in October to rain, hail, and occasionally even snow. Nighttime temperatures often drop down into the 30s and 40s (0-5°C). The wind-chill factor can sometimes make the ambient temperature feel much colder. Please come prepared for all possibilities and equipped with good quality rain and wind gear.

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PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

• Waterproof trekking boots (*)
• 30L dayack
• Walking poles
• Sunglasses
• Sun-block and lip balm
• Pocket knife
• Headlamp
• Water bottle (1l)
• Gaiters
• Trekking pants
• Sweater (medium weight)
• Insulated hooded jacket(down or or synthetic)
• Waterproof pants & parka (gore-tex)
• Fleece jacket or wind stopper
• Windstopper and waterproof gloves (plus spares)
• Sun cap & wool or fleece hat
• Buff, or balaclava

NOTE: * We can rent you the boots. Please let us know when registering (also include your boot size). 

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TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

Crampons
Ice Axe
Harness & carabiners
Helmet


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

Please make sure you have all requested equipment, let us konw if you need advice for buying or renting

NOTE

Water is potable in Southern Patagonia. Please bring your own water filter or purification tablets if you don’t want to drink the water untreated.
Sleeping bags/pads are available for rent in El Chaltén. Book early for best availability

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Eduardo Brenner 88 (9301), El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina
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