Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
We will at 8:00 a.m. to check the equipment and then a transfer will take us to the Electrico River bridge. We will walk a couple of hours to get to Piedra del Fraile. From here we’ll ascend about 1000 meters by a well-marked trail at first and then by a series of moraines. After approximately 3 hours we’ll arrive at the Piedra Negra’s bivouac, where we will camp for the next two nights.
Very early in the morning we will get up, have breakfast and begin the approach to the base of the spire by the right bank of the glacier coming from the Guillaumet. Depending on the route chosen for the ascent our approach time will vary between 2 to 3 hours. You will enjoy the climbing and the beautiful panoramic views that this needle offers. We’ll rappel along the same track and return to our bivouac for a delicious dinner and a good night rest.
Today we will get up without alarm clock, disarm the camp, pack our backpacks and start our descent to Piedra del Fraile. After a rest we’ll continue our way towards the bridge of the Electrico River. Our transfer will be waiting for us to return to El Chaltén.
El Chaltén. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to El Chaltén. The easiest way to get there is flying from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. For those who come from other points I also recommend getting to El Calafate and from there, take the bus to El Chaltén. The transfer El Chaltén-Electrico River Bridge-El Chaltén is included in the price.
UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina
Based in El Chaltén, south Patagonia, since 2000. I was the first guide to complete the AAGM (Argentine Mountain Guides Association) complete training platform.
I did the first Argentinean guided ascent of Mt. Fitz Roy via Supercolouir route (la Supercanaleta). I have guided Aguja Guillaumet more than 25 times. I also guided Aconcagua, Alpamayo (Peru), Matterhorn (Switzerland), Mont Blanc, Dent du Geant (France), The Rockies & The Bugaboos (Canada), Torres del Paine (Chile), among others.
I am also member of El Chaltén Search and Rescue team. I have several WFR certificates with different schools such as NOLS & Fundacion Ecomed.
I speak Spanish, English and French fluently
My biggest passion is Alpine Rock climbing & Ski Mountaineering. Get in touch with me if you are interested in discovering the unique spots in the Fitz Roy massif, and other gems around El Chaltén! I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available when requested, one of my colleagues will guide you.
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