Located in the Patagonia Ice Field, near El Chalten, Fitz Roy is one of the most emblematic peaks in the region. At 3,405 m (11,171 ft), it is not a terribly high mountain to climb, however, it is technically demanding. Climbing Fitz Roy takes around 4-5 days with the help of an experienced certified mountain guide. From the top, you will enjoy amazing views and a unique sense of accomplishment. Book your guide now and start planning an amazing Fitz Roy ascent!
Climb Fitz Roy (3,359m) via the Franco-Argentina or Afanasieff route in El Chaltén, 5 days
Climbing Fitz Roy 1-on-1 with a local guide in El Chalten (4-5 days)
Paso Guillaumet – Paso Superior Traverse near El Chaltén, 3 days
What should I know about Mountain Climbing Argentina?
Climbing Fitz Roy requires mountaineering skills and prior climbing experience. The jagged granite spires and ice of this peak make it challenging, and going with a certified guide is a must. The most common Fitz Roy climbing routes are:
This route tackles Fitz Roy from the east. The approach begins from El Chalten and has a clearly marked out path to Laguna de Los Tres. The first stretch is quite friendly, especially on a sunny summer’s day. However, once the actual summit ascent begins, the landscapes become more rocky and glaciated and that’s where the fun begins.
The Afanasieff route tackles the northwest side of the Fitz Roy and is one of the longer routes on the massif. It involves moderate climbing up the northwest ridge, first on the north side, then around the south, and later straight up.
Technically the easiest but also the longest, the Supercanaleta route is a complex climb involving 1000 meters up a simple snow and ice gully, and then 15 pitches of moderate rock and mixed climbing.
Regardless of the route that you decide on with your guide, keep in mind that you should be able to face rock and ice climbing stages with more than 30 pitches. A good fitness level is a must!
Why should I choose Argentina for my Mountain Climbing adventure?
Discover Fitz Roy, an emblematic peak in Patagonia
The Fitz Roy is one of Patagonia's most emblematic peaks. It is famous for its jagged edges covered in wispy clouds, as well as for its beautiful blue-green lakes. It is also the highest mountain in the Chalten surroundings.
Put your technical skills to test on a Fitz Roy ascent
Although at 3,405 m (11,171 ft) it is the highest mountain in the region, Fitz Roy is not really so high. However, its granite spires and ice formations make it technically challenging to climb. A great peak for those that like a challenge!
El Chalten, Argentina's trekking capital
The starting point for the Fitz Roy climb is El Chalten, better known as Argentina's trekking capital. This stunning village in Los Glaciares National Park is one of the top spots to visit in Patagonia and well prepared for mountaineers.
What's the Fitz Roy weather like?
In the summer months, the base of the Fitz Roy is sunny and warm, however, it is icy and snowy at the summit. Below 0 temperatures characterize the summit.
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How to get to Fitz Roy
The Cerro Fitz Roy approach can be done from El Chaltén, which you can get to easily from El Calafate.
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Best time to climb Fitz Roy
November through March is the climbing season in El Chalten, however, most climbs are done between December and February.
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