trip duration TRIP DURATION
4 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


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.

• 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.


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


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.


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

Price per person