Your UIAGM-certified mountain guide will take you on an accessible and beautiful 7-day hike up to a peak of 6000m on Marmolejo, offering stupendous views across the extraordinary Andes in Chile.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
If you want to go on a South American climb that is simultaneously mind-blowing, peaceful, action-packed, beautiful and enthralling, then this is the trip for you.
Over 7 days we will explore the magical Marmelejo, a grand and majestic mountain that straddles the Chile-Argentina border in the heart of the Andes, and is the southernmost 6000m-plus peak in the world.
Assembling in the irresistible and buzzing city of Santiago, we then drive to the start point of the trip, the Engorda Valley in the Cajón del Maipo (Maipo Canyon), whose raw beauty and tranquil landscapes will take the breath away before we even think about ascending the mountain!
Over the subsequent 6 days we will hike for up to 7 hours a day, going from camp to camp whilst sleeping in warm sleeping bags and tents – and although it is not for the faint-hearted, it is the ideal place to experience your first high-altitude mountaineering trip.
The reward for this hard work is when we reach the peak, with some of the most stunning panoramic views of the Andes and Cajón del Maipo imaginable. It is not an understatement to say the sights and sounds you experience up there will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Along the way you will get to hike along the striking Marmolejo Glacier, and for some the highlight of the trip is our last-day visit to the Colina hot springs to help our weary limbs recover!
We finish the trip by driving back to our meeting point in Santiago, hopefully with a heart full of love for this special part of the world.
Conquer this peak and you will feel on top of the world – book now so as not to miss out!
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transportation start and back
- Transport during the trip
- Group porters
Price includes: guide fee, tents and dome, all the meals, transfer from Santiago to Maipo valley and back to Santiago, mules or porters
Price does not include: The gear rental (harness, mountains boots, crampons, ice axe) but on your demand we can rent it for you, accommodation in Santiago
Meet in Santiago and travel by 4×4 to the Engorda Valley
Hike from Engorda Valley up to base camp
Hike from base camp to camp 1
Hike from camp 1 to camp 2
Hike up to the summit from camp 2, and then descend back to base camp
Go from base camp back to the Engorda Valley via Colina hot springs
Travel back to Santiago
You will sleep in tents and have a common area (in a dome) to rest and eat.
You will need the regular equipment for mountaineering: - suitable clothes to protect you from cold and wind: GORETEX vest and pant, down vest, first layer, warm socks… - Warm gloves - Sleeping bag below 10/15 degrees confort - Mattress - Mountains boots - Crampons suitable for the mountain boots - Harness - Ice axe - helmet - sunglasses - sunscreen - a hat or cap for the sun - a bag pack of about 35 liters
Andes Solution, Badajoz 100, Santiago, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile
IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile
I am Sebastian Rojas Schmidt from Cajón del Maipo. I leave in the middle of the mountains in a small mountain hut during the winter season and, the rest of the year, I travel between Patagonia, the Andes, the Alps or Himalaya.
I have climbed many summits in South America´s Patagonia and 2 mountains over 8000 meters: the Anapurna (8091m) and the Broad Peak (8047m).
I guide all around the Andes, Patagonia, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. I climb and do mountaineering during the summer, and freeride, ski touring and ice climbing during the winter.
Chile and South America in general are full of mind-blowing spots and there is a lot to explore! Come discover the magical mountains of the Andes, ski freeride in Cajón del Maipo and climb in Patagonia!
Don’t hesitate to contact me on Explore Share if you are looking for specific programs. I will be glad to share my passion and prepare your next expedition.
Sebastian was a great guide; very friendly, organized, flexible, safety conscious. He is a great mentor and goes above by offering advice with planning other aspects to our trip. Ski season is a shorter duration in Chile, we lucked out with our spring skiing conditions. Chile unfortunately does have limited road access to the volcanoes meaning hikes are sometimes required to get to the snow to start skinning. Stunning views, lots of terrain options for moderate ski tours vs difficult.
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