Cerro Castillo is a big challenge for well trained mountaineers. Join Nicolas, IFMGA aspirant mountain guide from Chile for this 4-day adventure.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
Come climb Cerro Castillo in Coyhaique (Aysen region) and enjoy its 2675 meters of height in a unique 4 day program. You’ll not also ascend an amazing summit but also visit the fantastic Cerro Castillo Natural Reserve.
As its name implies, it is literally a rock castle located right on the edge of the northern ice fields. Its east face is the most difficult while the west side is rather less technical.
During the first day we will make an approach to the base camp for 5 hours. The base camp is still in the forest. The next day we will start with a path of 1000 meters uphill, with a slope of 45°. Thus we will arrive at a hill to the east side of the Cerro Castlillo. From this point we will climb a 65ª slope for about 200 meters and then a final climb towards the summit. We will descend finally by four rappels, until the hill again and then back by the same access route.
It’ll be an exciting and demanding ascent recommended to well trained people who have some prior experience.
If you’re one of the and want to join me, please send your request now and book your place!
- Guiding fee
The price does not include: transfer from Santiago, meals and porters.
UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chile
Mountain guide and instructor from the Chilean Andinism Federation (FEACH) and certified Wilderness First Responder.
I’ve opened several climbing routes in Chile, and was one of the first and very few Chileans to summit Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, Paine Grande and Torres del Paine.
I climbed almost all the technical mountain in Cajón del Maipo, in Central Chile, and did some of the most important routes in Yosemite, Indian Creek and Patagonia.
And regarding ski mountaineering, I skied down Mount Illimani and Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, and Cerro Castillo, Morado Norte and Sur in Chile.
AGMTB | UIAGM
nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly
The trip didn't happen due to weather conditions.
Nicolas is an excellent guide, with incredible mountaineering knowledge and technique (which was particularly worthwhile during our expedition when we encountered harsh winter conditions). His english is also very good. In short, I recommend this mountain guide.
Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.
My trip with Nicolas was perfect. He catered to my climbing preference and the hot springs at the end of day was exactly what we needed. I would definitely do it again! Thanks Nico for my first experience in climbing in Chile!
The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.
Carl A Latkin
The trip was awesome. Our guide Nicolas was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and very helpful. He is an expert guide. The sights were beautiful. The office quickly responded to our request and questions and provided excellent information.
I was really disappointed with Casa de Guias. It was not a terrible experience because Casa de Guias had found a wonderful guide and assistant although they did not know them (allmountain guide). As to Explore -Share I don´t intent to buy anything. I will write a full description of what happened by e-mail.
The trip was really nice and I enjoyed the climbing a lot!
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