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I invite you to 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 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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
About the 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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