Alpine Climb to Guillaumet Needle

Guillaumet needle is located in the north edge of the Fitz Roy range, being the most accessible needle not only for its access but for its technical difficulty. It is normally the first needle to be chosen by climbers in order to size their force and abilities, the type of rock and mountain conditions

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Guillaumet needle is located in the north edge of the Fitz Roy range, being the most accessible needle not only for its access but for its technical difficulty. It is normally the first needle to be chosen by climbers in order to size their force and abilities, the type of rock and mountain conditions before heading for a more ambitious objective,
    Rock climbing experience and fluent use of ropes and rappel technique are indispensable.

    TRIP DETAILS
    • Los Glaciares National park – El Chaltén
    • November thru April
    • 4 days- 3 nights
    • Expeditin camp

    The program begins and ends in El Chalten. The itinerary can be modified and should be considered as a guide. External factors or weather conditions can change daily plans, which will be at the discretion of the Guide.

    ITINERARY

    Day 1 | El Chaltén – Vivaque of Piedra Negra
    Equipment check in the morning (if possible this is done the day before) land transfer to the Bridge over the River Eléctrico. Trekking to Piedra del Fraile (2 hs.) And on to the bivouac of the Black Stone (3 hrs)
    Walking distance: 12 Km. (6 hours).
    Elevation gain: 1000m
    Meals: Box Lunch, Dinner

    Day 2 | Vivaque of Piedra Negra – Summit
    If weather is appropriate, a two and a half hour approximation will lead us to the foot of the route in order to climb Guillaumet needle by AMY’s route. We will face some climbing on ice and on low difficulty rock.
    After reaching the top, we will start the descent to the vivaque.
    Piedra Negra Vivaque – Aguja Guillaumet`s Top: Elevation gain: 1079 m
    Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

    Day 3 |Vivaque – Chalten
    After breakfast and a deserved rest, we will start our return. A transfer will be waiting for us by Rio Electrico to drive us back to El Chaltén.
    Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

    Día 4 | Back Up day.
    Back up day in case we have to wait for good weather at Piedra Negra Vivaque.
    Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

    Extra details

    Important

    Passengers must carry their personal belongings and part of the teams gear. The passenger will carry between 20 and 25 kgs.

    Not Included

    Personal equipment.
    Drinks in restaurants.
    Transfer in / out El Chalten.
    Tips.

    Included

    Mountain Guide empowered by the NPC.
    Radio communication with El Chalten.
    Technical equipment necessary for activities on the glacier (crampons, harness, carabineers, ice axes, ropes, etc..)
    Double tents, cooking equipment and dishes.
    Accommodation: see detail in the itinerary
    Mentioned meals on the itinerary

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    Price includes

     
       

      About the Guide

       
       

      Since 1985 we have been operating the best trekking programs in southern Patagonia. We are always looking for new itineraries, unique expeditions, little known spots, and we offer the highest quality outdoor activities in the area... A good example of this are our classic Ice Field Expeditions that have been running with great success for many years.

      Our mountaineering origin made us choose this pristine part of the Andes; Southern Patagonia is a place ruled by immense glaciers, rough weather, and mountains such as Mt Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, a place not to miss.
      We hope you join us in one of our programs so our guides can show you what Patagonia is about. We offer the best hotels, lodges and camping arrangements to suit everyone.

       
       
       


       

       

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