A fantastic climbing day in Cerro Madsen, reaching its summit and enjoying an unforgettable panoramic view. Your guide will be local IFMGA-certified Manuel.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Cerro Madsen (1806 m) is a beautiful peak near El Chalten, ideal for those in search of reaching a gentle summit in South Patagonia. During this climbing day in Cerro Madsen you’ll also enjoy one of the most wonderful views in the world.
Regarding the itinerary, we will leave very early in the morning from El Chaltén. We can take a transfer to El Pilar or walk from the city. Once we reach the Poincenot Camp, we will cross the Rio Blanco and then begin our ascent to the Laguna de los Tres, a wonderful viewpoint of the Fitz Roy Massif.
Once in the lagoon we’ll see Cerro Madsen to our right. The snow that we will find during the ascent will depend on the season of year and the general conditions of the mountain. The best months are from December till March. The rest of the year, especially in winter, we can ascend it with skins and enjoy then a great ski descent.
Want to join me? So please fill out the form and start the booking for your group. I have no doubt that it will be a fantastic climbing day in South Patagonia!
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Personal insurance
Technical gear includes: harness, carabineers, crampons, helmet, rope, ice axes, snow pegs, ice screws. Emergency kit: VHF/UHF radio, first aid kit, glacier travel/rescue kit.
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.
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.
French | English
AAGM | UIAGM | IFMGA
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 !
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!
2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit
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