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3-day Aguja Guillaumet (2,579m) summit via the Couloir Amy or Fonrouge-Comesaña route, El Chaltén

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Juan Señoret, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, offers a 3-day mountaineering experience in El Chaltén, Argentina. Join him, explore an amazing terrain, and reach the top of Aguja Guillaumet!

Private

Andes

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • Discover a beautiful region of the Argentine Patagonia.
  • Climb an over-2,500m peak of the Andes.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes and the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.

Description

The scenic mountain village of El Chaltén, in Argentina, features mountaineering options for all levels. I am offering a 3-day tour to the summit of Aguja Guillaumet. If you are looking for a stunning alpine adventure, then join me!

El Chaltén is located in the Santa Cruz province in the Argentine Patagonia. It lies at the foot of two impressive multi-peaked mountains: Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. Aguja Guillaumet (2579m), part of Mount Fitz Roy, is usually the objective for those climbing in this area for the first time.

On this 3-day adventure, you will face the particular terrain and the strong winds of El Chalten, heading up an exciting line to Aguja Guillaumet. We two possible routes that we can take: Couloir Amy and Fonrouge-Comesaña. We will choose the best option according to the snow/ice conditions, and your skills.

Couloir Amy, on the east side of Guillaumet, was first completed 1968. It has a total distance of 450m, 60º snow/ice slopes, and a 5.8 climbing difficulty. On the west face, we find the legendary Fonrouge-Comesaña, with 600m, pitches from 5.4 to 5.9, and an amazing pitch of 5.10b. Both routes share the last 4 pitches.

From Aguja Guillaumet, we will enjoy breathtaking views of a unique alpine landscape dominated by the Andes and the Southern Patagonian Ice Field!

Please keep in mind that this trip does not require alpine climbing experience. However, if you have some, especially in rock climbing, it will help a lot. In addition, these are all physically demanding days, so you should have a good fitness level.

So, are you up for an awesome mountaineering experience in the Andes? Then come to El Chaltén, at the Argentine Patagonia, and reach the top of Aguja Guillaumet!

And if you feel ready to climb to the summit of Fitz Roy, take a look at this Fitz Roy 5-day program.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3500 Each

Group of 2

USD 2500 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: Piedra Negra

Meeting at 8 am. Gear and food check. Transfer to Rio Electrico Bridge, where we start hiking. Two hours later we reach Piedra del Fraile camping. After a short stop we keep on going. In 3 hours more we’ll be at Piedra Negra. We set up camp, cook some dinner, and rest.

Day 2: Summit day

Very early in the morning, may be at night, we wake up, have breakfast and start our approach to the climbing route. Depending on the chosen route, we’ll hike from 2 ½ to 4 hrs. After the climb, we get back to our camp to have dinner and rest.

Day 3: End of the trip

We wake up when body says so, break camp and start our descent to Piedra del Fraile. After a short break, we keep going to Rio Electrico bridge. Transfer to El Chaltén. Barbecued Lamb is the Patagonian way to celebrate an ascent (there are veggie options as well).

 

Details

More info

Guest should feel comfortable flat footing and front pointing on moderate angle ice up to 55 degrees with crampons. Guests are required to carry a backpack with their personal gear (clothes, sleeping bag, pad, etc), group (tents, pot, stoves, etc) and food. About 20 to 25 kg, except summit day. Otherwise, personal porters could be arranged in advance. /// Client acknowledges that the nature of this type of travel requires considerable flexibility and changes to the itinerary may occur. /// The fame of the area regarding wind and fast changeable conditions are not a legend. Be ready to experience nature and all its beauties and power. We have one back up days and one rest day, which we use it flexibly to make best use of weather conditions.


About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile

I was born in 1987, and since I was young I’ve been around the mountains, and for the past 12 years I’ve been practicing all mountain disciplines.

Some highlights of my climbing career: First Chilean to Cerro Torre via Ragni, first Torres del Paine alpine style traverse, and many other first ascents.

I did the IFMGA/UIAGM aspirant course in Bolivia in 2016, and recently got my full IFMGA certification in April 2018. I have also AIARE level 2 training.

Come and discover the mountains of Chile, a wonderful country, where we will have a unique experience together with a professional guide, in a truly unforgettable trip, it will be a pleasure to be able to guide you through some of the mountains of my country in your next vacations, i am sure will be the first of many adventures that we will enjoy together in the mountains of the Andes.

Languages

English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

Chile


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