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Cerro Torre by the Ice Field, 3-day expedition

Come with me to this 3-day experience hiking through the South Patagonian Ice Field and reaching to the east face of Cerro Torre.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Cerro Torre and its 3.133 meters are unmistakable in the eyes of any mountaineer.

The Cerro Torre is located in the East of the South Patagonia Ice Field, just in the border between Argentina and Chile. Los Glaciares Nationa Park and the Patagonian Ice Field are two of the best places of the world for ice mountaineering.

And that’s what I offering you: a 3-day trip hiking on glacial soil. By the end of the trip we will reach to Fitz Roy Massif and Cerro Torre.

If you want to be part of the team I’m going to lead, you need:

  • Know how to use crampons
  • Previous experience
  • You will also need good physical shape

This 3-day expedition to Cerro Torre starts in El Chaltén, Santa Cruz province. Here you have the complete itinerary:

DAY 1: STARTING POIN EL CHALTEN – NIPONINO

Once we have our equipment checked we’ll move towards the trail-head and walk for more than 2 hours up to Fitz Roy River. We will cross it by a zip line. And here comes a moraine and forest land until we put our crampons on and start hiking through pure glacier.

By the end of the day, we’ll be finally in our first base camp known as Niponino, where we will dinner and spend the night.

DAY 2: CERRO TORRE BASE CAMP

A magic day of hike among the two giants: on the left Cerro Torre, on the right Mount Fitz Roy. Wherever you look, you will find an ice wall. This day will consists in 5-to-7 hours of intense walk up to the base camp of Cerro Torre.

DAY 3: NIPONINO- BACK TO EL CHALTEN.

Last day of this amazing trip. We’ll disarm our camp and start the return to El Chalten. The way back is really nice. We will hike through the Grande Glacier until we are in the city of El Chaltén.

I can ensure it is one of the best Patagonian hikes. Now, you have the chance of fulfilling a great goal with the help of a certified mountain guide.

Contact me and let’s plan your next expedition to Cerro Torre, through the ice field!

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In tents

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El Chaltén

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About the guide

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AAGM Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I´ve climbed all along Patagonia, reaching summits such as Cerro Torre, Cerro Fitz Roy, and it’s range. As sport climber I also faced challenges in different spots in Europe and USA.

After many years guiding, I also handle the logistic of the expeditions, and I like to give the best services to the people I guide.

I live and guide mostly in El Chaltén area, and I know every corner of the National Park. I like to plan every detail of the expeditions, and to propose customized programs according to the request and needs of each client.


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