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Cerro Punta Balcon alpine climbing day

Cerro Punta Balcon alpine climbing day 1

Join Nicolas, IFMGA aspirant mountain guide from Chile for an incredible alpine climbing day in Cerro Punta Balcon, in Cajón del Maipo, near Santiago.

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1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov




Cerro Punta Balcon is a true balcony of the Arenas Valley, in Cajón del Maipo, near Santiago de Chile. There, it lies a beautiful but technical mountain that has few climbing routes although each one offers different landscapes.

To get to the base of Cerro Punta Balcon is not necessary previous hiking approximation since it is very close to the road. The climb begins with a straight gutter of 500 meters and slopes between 50° and 75°. We will then ascend through the 350-meter snow-capped terraces with 45° of inclination. Finally, the descent will be by the opposite face of the mountain, using only two rappels.

The best season to climb Cerro Punta Balcon is from June to November. All participants must prove an advanced technical level as well as a perfect physical condition.

So, if you’re planing to visit Santiago, Cerro Punta Balcon is a must do if you love alpine adventures. Contact me now by clicking on the green button and venture into an extreme ascent in Central Chile!


Meeting point

Santiago de Chile

About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chile

Mountain guide and instructor from the Chilean Andinism Federation (FEACH) and certified Wilderness First Responder.

I’ve opened several climbing routes in Chile, and was one of the first and very few Chileans to summit Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, Paine Grande and Torres del Paine.

I climbed almost all the technical mountain in Cajón del Maipo, in Central Chile, and did some of the most important routes in Yosemite, Indian Creek and Patagonia.

And regarding ski mountaineering, I skied down Mount Illimani and Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, and Cerro Castillo, Morado Norte and Sur in Chile.




Cajón del Maipo, Chile

What people are saying about Nicolás Gutierrez de la Fuente

Paul Wolf


August, 2022

nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly



December, 2019

The trip didn't happen due to weather conditions.

Pierre Loap


October, 2019

Nicolas is an excellent guide, with incredible mountaineering knowledge and technique (which was particularly worthwhile during our expedition when we encountered harsh winter conditions). His english is also very good. In short, I recommend this mountain guide.

Michael Hwang


August, 2019

Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.

Julie Molinaro


March, 2019

My trip with Nicolas was perfect. He catered to my climbing preference and the hot springs at the end of day was exactly what we needed. I would definitely do it again! Thanks Nico for my first experience in climbing in Chile!

Charles Bellafiore


February, 2019

The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.

Carl A Latkin


November, 2018

The trip was awesome. Our guide Nicolas was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and very helpful. He is an expert guide. The sights were beautiful. The office quickly responded to our request and questions and provided excellent information.



May, 2018

I was really disappointed with Casa de Guias. It was not a terrible experience because Casa de Guias had found a wonderful guide and assistant although they did not know them (allmountain guide). As to Explore -Share I don´t intent to buy anything. I will write a full description of what happened by e-mail.



March, 2018

The trip was really nice and I enjoyed the climbing a lot!

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 361 Each

Group of 2

USD 258 Each

Group of 3

USD 238 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include: transfer from Santiago and meals.


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