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The ascent to Cerro Madsen is a perfect challenge for beginners or those who want to make a mountain summit in Patagonia enjoying one of the most stunning views of the continent.
That’s why I want to propose this guided experience of only one day of duration. The trip starts early in the morning in El Chaltén from where we’ll drive to the Hostería El Pilar, our trail-head.
We will walk to the Fitz Roy Campsite and after that, we continue up to Laguna de los Tres. Then, we are finally in 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 ice axe.
And here we are in the summit of Cerro Madsen, possibly one of the most imposing views to Mount Fitz Roy and Piedras Blancas Glacier. The descent will be by the same way and then, 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. Departures available till April! I will be waiting your contact.
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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