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Introduction

For fans and lovers of backcountry ski, El Chaltén offers the possibility to climb and ski moderate mountains with incredible surrounding views of Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and the Southern Ice Field.
Some of the options are: Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani, Cerro Crestón and Cerro Madsen. These places are very remote, and you´ll rarely find any other people around...
It´s very important to have experience and very good fitness, because in all cases the approach to the snow is walking and carrying your own skis.

Data Sheet

4 days

Ski touring experience required

Training and fitness required

Lodging: Double rooms

August - September

 Guide Ratio: 1:4

Itinerary

DAY 1

Transfer to Mosquito River; Ski Loma del Diablo (1800m). Vertical gain: 1200m. Lodging at El Chaltén.

DAY 2

Transfer to Lago del Desierto. Ski Cerro Vespignani (2146m) or Cerro Crestón. Vertical gain:1500m.
Lodging at El Chaltén. 

DAY 3

Hike to Fitz Roy camp and approach the Frozen “Laguna de los Tres”. Ski at Glacier de los Tres in the afternoon, best views of Fitz Roy! Vertical Gain1300m Camp. Poincenot.

DAY 4

Ski Cerro Madsen (1806m) in the morning, with views of Fitz Roy & Glacier PIedras Blancas. Vertical Gain1000m. Return to El Chaltén late in the day. Lodging at El Chaltén

Note: The Itinerary can be modified and should be considered only as a guide. External factors such us the conditions of the snow or weather conditions could change the original plan, and your guide will have the criteria to change the program if he consider is necessary.

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia

INCLUDED SERVICES


• Local Transfers from El Chalten to ski areas
• 2 nights lodging, based on double rooms and 1 night camping
• Mountain Guide UIAGM - IFMGA ( 5 days)
• Porter to carry group Camping equipment
• Double tents and kitchen set
• Camping meals: 2 lunches , 1 dinners, 1 breakfasts.
• Technical equipment for Glaciers: Crampons, harnesses, ropes, etc.
• First Aid Kit
• Radio or Satellite communicatio

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia

NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

Personal Equipment (see packing list below)
Meals not specified
Services not specified
Personal accidents  

Packing List

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PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

• Backpacks 30 and 60 liters
• Sleeping Bag and sleeping mattress*
• Head lamp
• Water bottle and small thermo flask
• Trekking shoes
• Gaiters
• Merino or synthetic base layers
• Fleece 100 and wind stopper
• Down or synthetic hooded jacket
• 2 pairs of gloves
• Warm hut and buff
• Extra socks
• Waterproof pants and Jacket ( Gore-Tex)
• Lens and goggles
• Sun bloc & lip protection
• Ski touring set: Skis, skins, boots, and poles.
• Safety set: Shovel, beacon, probe*

Note: The items marked * could be rented at El Chaltén.

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

If you like this program, you can start planning your adventure now!

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Contac Us

Eduardo Brenner 88 (9301), El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Tel/Fax (++54 2962) 493194
Mobile Phone: ++54-9-2962-409207
From Argentina: 02962-15409207
Email: [email protected]

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