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Alpine Climbing Tour in "Aguja de la S", Patagonia, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park
Guillaumet mountain
Guillaumet needle
Argentina climb

Dare to embark on this challenging journey to Aguja de la S, a formidable peak and the perfect testing ground for experienced climbers seeking an introduction to alpine ascent. Experience the thrill of conquering this formidable peak in the Argentine Patagonia and join an IFMGA certified mountain guide today!



3 Days

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec




* Face the variety of challenges that await you in this unique needle-shaped peak

* Develop the necessary skills and experience to become an expert alpine climber

* Gaze in awe as you explore the spectacular views of the Argentine Patagonia


Take on the challenge of ascending the impressive peak of "Aguja de la S" in the Argentine Patagonia. This striking, needle-shaped formation stands at an outstanding height of 2,801 meters, and offers several routes that will put your skills to the test. This proving ground is the ideal destination for adventure-seekers looking to hone their technical skills and knowledge in alpine climbing.

Our journey to the summit of Aguja de la S commences after a brief meeting in El Chalten to check our equipment and cover any last-minute details. We'll begin by trekking for around two hours until we reach Campo Poicenot. From there, we'll cross the Rio Blanco river to reach the Laguna Sucia lagoon, walk along its border, and continue on across glacial tills. Finally, we'll arrive at Cueva de Pedro Lutti, where we'll set up camp and rest for the night.

We'll start to make our way towards the towering needle at the crack of dawn. Our first destination is the Rio Blanco glacier and, once there, we'll begin ascent. You'll face steep snow slopes, icy paths and tricky terrain as we reach the first rock pitches. Given that the climbing routes are not pre-fitted, we'll be required to set up our own safety gear and move forward accordingly.

As you ascend the peak, the beauty of the surrounding landscape becomes more and more breathtaking, making the climb a truly unforgettable experience. Bask in the glory of conquering this challenging course once you reach the summit, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the mesmerizing Argentine Patagonia and the stunning snow-capped peaks that surround it.

We will rappel down to the glacier for our final descent and follow the same path back to the cave. After making our final preparations, we'll head back to the starting point of our unforgettable trip.

Ascending the towering Aguja de la S needle requires not only good physical condition, but also technical knowledge and experience in mountaineering. It's an arduous journey, but if you're up to the challenge, you'll be able to discover the incredible Andes mountain range in a way you've never experienced before.

If you feel like this trip is for you, don't hesitate to contact me today. Let's start planning our next climbing adventure!

Price includes


Day 1: Departure from El Chalten

We'll set out from El Chalten driving towards El Pilar Hostel where we left our vehicles. Once there, we start trekking for approximately two hours through the woods until we reach Campo Poicenot. We'll then cross the Rio Blanco river to access the Laguna Sucia lagoon, walk through its border and continue across glacial tills. Finally, we'll arrive at Cueva de Pedro Lutti where we'll set our camp and rest for the night.

Day 3: End of trip

On our last day, we'll return to El Chalten through the same path.


Equipment you will need to bring

Ger you will need for this trip: * Sleeping bag * Mountaineering boots * Climbing shoes * Backpack * Warm clothing


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

My name is Martin and people call me “Jimmy”. I live in the Chaltén where I work as a mountain guide. In Patagonia, I ascended the west face of Cerro Torre, “vía Ragnni di Lecco”; the Fitz Roy and the Poincenot needle. I have also climbed high mountains in the north of Argentina and Peru.
I have been a trekking guide since 2001 and UIAGM mountain guide since 2008. My wife is mountain guide too, and we organise together expeditions and traverses of the Southern Patagonian Icefield.


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