Mountaineering expedition to Darwin Range
The trip was great! Sebastian's colleague Ignacio catered it exactly as I have envisioned the trip to be according to my skills and background experience. He was patient and helpful when I struggled in certain moments and he taught me a lot of important safety details on various aspects of the activity, which was what I expected. Overall, a fantastic three days and will definitely return if I have time next year!
Boasting snow-capped mountains, glaciers and fjords, there is plenty to see all around Punta Arenas. With numerous peaks reaching 2.000 meters in elevation, a mountain climbing expedition is the perfect way to get up above the surroundings in order to enjoy pristine – even sublime – views back down into them.
Best time to climb:
October to March
Chilean peso (CLP)
What’s the weather like?
During the mountain climbing season, average daily temperatures in Punta Arenas range from 8 ºC to 15 ºC. This is also the wettest time of year, but the area receives very little precipitation in general
How to get there:
Any trip to Punta Arenas begins with a flight into the international airport in Punta Arenas (PUQ), which offers direct flights from the airport in Santiago (SCL). Most guides will opt to meet you here or in the city prior to starting the trip
Punta Arenas is the capital city of Chile’s southernmost region and the most populous southernmost city in the world. It is also the best starting point for any mountain climbing trip to the Cordillera Darwin and Alberto de Agostini National Park. It’s an excellent choice for an adventurous and off the beaten path outdoor adventure. Monte Darwin (2.438 meters) and Monte Saramiento (2.246 meters) are two of the most popular mountaineering options. Both offer great views out over the surrounding glaciers and icefields as well as present intermediate-level challenges for mountaineers. Monte Italia, Monte Bove, Monte Roncagli, Monte Luis de Saboya, Monte Della Vedova and Monte Buckland are a few of the other most popular mountain climbing spots in the range. Punta Arenas is also an excellent starting point for mountain climbing trips to Antarctica
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