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Cerro Electrico one-day ski tour near El Chaltén

Cerro Electrico one-day ski tour near El Chaltén 2
Cerro Electrico one-day ski tour near El Chaltén 1
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Ascend the Cerro Electrico (2257 m) and then enjoy a great and exciting vertical fall on skis. A full day program suitable for well trained skiers with some prior experience. Your guide is local IFGMA-certified Manuel.

Not specified

Andes

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Fit

Intermediate


Description

With its 2257 meters, Cerro Electrico offers incredible views of the entire Fitz Roy Massif.

There are many stories about the name of the mountain. One of them involves a Salesian exploring monk, Father D’Agostini. He said that Cerro Electrico (Electric Mount) would be a good name since the wind passing through the valley created a special sound, resembling a lightning.

There is another version which explains that the name is due to its two peaks, a black one and a red one. Both look like the positive (+) and the negative (-) of electricity.

As for the itinerary of this ski touring day, we’ll cross the glacier with slopes of up to 40 degrees until reaching the Cerro Electrico’s summit. Once there, we will enjoy an extraordinary descent with skis, taking turns and enjoying the good quality snow.

This ascent can be done in a long and physically demanding day. That is why it is essential to have an excellent fitness level. However there is also the option of a 2 day trip, setting up camp at the base of the glacier.

The best time to do this ski tour is during the winter (from June to November). In any case, it’s possible to ascend Cerro Electrico all year round, using crampons or snowshoes.

So don’t wait any longer and contact me to make the reservation for your group. Let’s ski in one of the best spots in El Chaltén and all South Patagonia!

Prices per person, per day

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Details

Meeting point

El Chaltén. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to El Chaltén. The easiest way to get there is flying from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. For those who come from other points I also recommend getting to El Calafate and from there, take the bus to El Chaltén.

About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina

Based in El Chaltén, south Patagonia, since 2000. I was the first guide to complete the AAGM (Argentine Mountain Guides Association) complete training platform.

I did the first Argentinean guided ascent of Mt. Fitz Roy via Supercolouir route (la Supercanaleta). I have guided Aguja Guillaumet more than 25 times. I also guided Aconcagua, Alpamayo (Peru), Matterhorn (Switzerland), Mont Blanc, Dent du Geant (France), The Rockies & The Bugaboos (Canada), Torres del Paine (Chile), among others.

I am also member of El Chaltén Search and Rescue team. I have several WFR certificates with different schools such as NOLS & Fundacion Ecomed.

I speak Spanish, English and French fluently

My biggest passion is Alpine Rock climbing & Ski Mountaineering. Get in touch with me if you are interested in discovering the unique spots in the Fitz Roy massif, and other gems around El Chaltén! I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available when requested, one of my colleagues will guide you.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

AAGM | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

El Chaltén, Argentina


What people are saying about Manuel Quiroga

Erik Roslund

5.00

January, 2020

Our Guide Juan did an excellent job . He was courteous, informative and a pleasure to spend the day with . He’s an experienced climber and knows his way around the mountains . I would definitely contact Juan again for any future adventures . Well worth every penny !

Preetha Naidu

5.00

November, 2018

Manuel was very knowledgeable and worked with me with what I wanted to climb and learn. With his help, I climbed my first multi-pitch route! Would definitely recommend!




 

 

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