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Cerro Madsen 1-day guided ascent

Splitboarding across the Tatras Haute Route in 4 days
Splitboarding across the Tatras Haute Route in 4 days
Cerro Madsen 1-day guided ascent
Splitboarding across the Tatras Haute Route in 4 days

Join local certified guide Merlin on this incredible 1-day guided ascent to Cerro Madsen. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Andes and Patagonia from the summit.


1 Day

Jan - Apr, Oct - Dec


* Discover beautiful Patagonia landscapes on a fun 1-day ascent.

* Enjoy the stunning views from the top of Cerro Madsen.

* Join a seasoned certified local guide on an unforgettable adventure.


I  invite you on a full day ascent to Cerro Madsen at 1.806 meters above sea level.

The ascent to Cerro Madsen is a perfect challenge for beginners and those who want to climb to the top of a mountain in Patagonia and enjoy one of the most stunning views of the continent.

The trip starts early in the morning in El Chaltén from where we’ll drive to the Hostería El Pilar, our trail-head. From there, we will walk to the Fitz Roy Campsite and after that, we will continue up to Laguna de Los Tres. Then, we will finally reach the eastern ridge of Cerro Madsen.

Depending on weather conditions and the season of the year, we may find some snow patches. In that case, we’ll need to use crampons, ropes, and an ice axe. The reward will be one of the most imposing views of Mount Fitz Roy and Piedras Blancas Glacier. We will then descend the same way and finally drive back to El Chaltén.

Although it’s not mandatory to have previous experience you will need a good physical shape. Take into account it will be a very long day with a total trekking time of 12-14 hours.

If you’re interested in this trip, please contact me now and book your place!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip


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
Cabanas Don Hugo Aysen Chile
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.

I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!



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What people are saying about this trip



Teo was our guide and he was great! He was very knowledgeable about the different wildlife and plants. Without him we would have never attempted to summit or descend (which was worse - his belaying and short roping was totally awesome and we felt in good hands). The weather wasn’t the best but he definitely helped guide us on what to do with the crazy winds we got. His English was very good as well. Totally recommend this for anyone seeking a great adventure and these guys made us feel very ready with all the questions and information they gave us before the day! If you want a real adventure do this and not just Laguna de los Tres!



Mi novia y yo pasamos un día con Merlín en el Cerro Madsen. Ella es nueva en el alpinismo y él le dio la confianza para lograr algo único y emocionante. Estuvimos en el momento de la caminata completa y terminamos queriendo volver para algo más desafiante la próxima vez. Verdaderamente una experiencia de primer nivel. Volveremos para esquiar en breve.



Mi esposa y yo tuvimos una experiencia absolutamente increíble escalada Cerro Madsen. Nos pusieron en contacto con Merlin (Patagonia) por explorar el montañismo - Compartir y él era muy complaciente en ayudarnos a planear la experiencia y elegir un montaña que mejor se adapta nuestras capacidades. Merlin, gracias por ser tan paciente con nosotros y responder unos mil preguntas de mi parte. Usted siempre eran extremadamente servicial, amable y flexible con nosotros. Además, un enorme gracias a nuestra guía, Sebastián, para llevarnos hasta la cima de Cerro Madsen. Sebastián es un guía verdaderamente fenomenal y mountaineer. Él es extremadamente capaz, eficiente, amable y alentador que nos hizo superar todos los obstáculos para llegar a la cumbre. Su constante motivación y aliento nos hizo superar nuestras deficiencias y limitaciones y nos llevó hasta la cima sin comprometer nuestra seguridad. Era absolutamente impresionante y experiencia fuera de este mundo y no dudaría en recomendar el montañismo Patagonia a cualquiera que busque una aventura similar. Mi esposa y yo hemos usado muchas empresas/guías de todo el mundo en el pasado, pero sin duda y Sebastián Merlin han establecido un nuevo punto de referencia para nosotros que va a ser muy difícil de superar.



Merlin and his team worked with us to customize our trip to ensure we had an amazing time during our week in El Chalten. We completed a fantastic trek and climbed Cerro Madsen. The changeable weather in Patagonia means that you need to be flexible and Merlin's suggestions and his willingness to tailor his services to suit the conditions really enhanced our experience. The friendly, experienced and knowledgeable guides ensured we always felt safe and secure even when operating outside our comfort zone!



Ascensione di un giorno al Cerro Madsen, giornata perfetta. Partenza ore 4 sorseggiando del buon mate, ascensione perfetta con una giornata di pieno sole ed arrivati in vetta il Fitz Roy che si è mostrato del tutto nella sua bellezza! ottima esperienza, professionalità e simpatia con Merlin, giornata conclusa davanti a una buona pizza e una birra fresca in paese! consigliatissimo!

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