We will meet at 7:00 a.m. to check the equipment. We will then walk 2,5 hours through a Lengas Forest until we reach the left brunches by the Grande Glacier. There lies the Torre Lagoon, where the Fitz Roy River is born. We will cross the river through a zipline with harness. We will continue walking along the right side until we reach the buttress of Cerro Solo. We must ascend about 150 meters to the Solo Stream. Now we’ll have to turn right in rocky terrain where we will have to use our hands or ropes. Finally we will arrive at the foot of the Chico Glacier where we will set up camp.
We’ll get up very early in the morning to take advantage of the quality of snow after a cold night. We will begin to ascend on a slope of 30 to 35 degrees of snow and/or rock. After a couple of hours we will reach a narrow path between the Upper and Lower Glacier. We’ll then cross a crevasse by the most appropriate place. A short section of 45 degrees of ice will take us to the Upper Glacier. After another hour we will reach the summit where we will be able to appreciate the Patagonian South Ice, Cerro Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Las Adelas, among others. We will start our return to the camp where we’ll spend the night.
Once rested, we will have breakfast, disarm camp and return to El Chaltén, where a hot shower and a delicius dinner await us.
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. The transfer El Chaltén-Electrico River Bridge-El Chaltén is included in the price.
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.
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