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Ascent to Vespignani and Gorra Blanca

This program offers you the possibility to summit two amazing and non-technical peaks in Patagonia, Mt. Vespignani and Mt. Gorra Blanca, giving you the best views of El Chaltén area! Mt. Vespigniani is in Lago del desierto area, around 40km away from El Chalten Village. Surrounded by glaciers, this summit offers amazing views of


MOUNTAIN RANGES

Andes

DURATION

+1 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

SKILL LEVEL

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

Description

This program offers you the possibility to summit two amazing and non-technical peaks in Patagonia, Mt. Vespignani and Mt. Gorra Blanca, giving you the best views of El Chaltén area!

Mt. Vespigniani is in Lago del desierto area, around 40km away from El Chalten Village. Surrounded by glaciers, this summit offers amazing views of both Argentinean and Chilenean sides.

Gorra Blanca Mountain is a bit harder, and done in 4 days. It is located in the Southern Patagonia Icefield and will give you the chance to both step and enjoy the 3rd biggest mass of ice on earth!

Itinerary:

DAY 1. El Calafate. Transport to el Chalten. Meeting with the guide. Hostel included. Note: Book a flight that arrives no later than 4pm.

DAY 2. Transport to Lago del desierto. Vespigniani Summit.

DAY 3. Resting and extra Bad weather day.

DAY 4. Transport to Electrico River. La Playita Camp.

DAY 5. La Playita – Paso Marconi.

DAY 6. Paso Marconi – Gorra Blanca Summit – Paso Marconi.

DAY 7. Paso Marconi – Electrico River – Transport to El Chalten. Group Dinner.

Contact me if you are interested in this program, and take your chance to exprierince the best of Patagonia pushing it a bit!

Extra details
Weather

It’s important to take into account, that the weather in El Chalten is very unstable. This expedition counts with two extra days to improve the odds of success. Waiting, continuing, or suspending decision will be on our Mountain Guide criteria.

Equipment required

Backpack 60-70l.
3 pair of socks.
Shoes for wading.
Sleeping Bag down or synthetic -15o.
Insulated Mattress.
1L Bottle.
Syntethic underwear top and pant. (midweight)
2 top fleeces or similar.
Fleece pant or warm tight.
Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex or similar).
Down Jacket or similar.
Hiking poles.
Sunglasses with UV protection.
Sun block and lip balm.
Waterproof Overpant (Gore-tex or similar).
Gloves (3 pairs).
Cup or similar.
Hiking Boots.
Gaiters.
Mountaineering boots.
Neck protection.
Personal hygiene set.
Headlamp with extra batteries.
Fleece beanie or similar.

Level required

Expirience in hiking is required. Both summits involve technical hiking with crampons, snowshoes mountaineering boots, since you will be crossing steep glaciers.

Not Included

Personal Equipment (boots, backpack, sleeping bag, etc). You can rent this equipment. Let us know if you need any of these items. You get a 30% discount by hiring our services.
Additional Porters.
Non specified in this program.
Tips

Included

Mountain Guide.
1 Assistant every 3 people.
Glacier and Snow Equipment. (snowshoes and crampons)
4 season Tents (Mountain Hardwear) and cooking set.
Meals during the hikes.
Transfer Rio Electrio.
VHF Radio.
GPS.
First Aid Kit.
Personal Accident insurance.

Spots of interest
Ascents in El Chaltén area

Price includes

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


About the guide: Simón

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Simón

Mountain Leader

AAGM Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I´ve climbed all along Patagonia, reaching summits such as Cerro Torre, Cerro Fitz Roy, and it’s range. As sport climber I also faced challenges in different spots in Europe and USA.

After many years guiding, I also handle the logistic of the expeditions, and I like to give the best services to the people I guide.

I live and guide mostly in El Chaltén area, and I know every corner of the National Park. I like to plan every detail of the expeditions, and to propose customized programs according to the request and needs of each client.

Languages

English

Certificates

AAGM

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