Cerro Vespignani full day guided ascent

Merlin is an Argentinean UIAGM-IFMGA mountain guide who lives in El Chaltén since 1998. He can offer you the best Patagonian trip in a full day ascent to Cerro Vespignani.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


    Cerro Vespignani is one of the most visited summits by experienced climbers because of its great technical difficulties.

    The Cerro Vespignani with its 2.146 meters high, involves a climb of about 1.500 meters from the parking lot near the south end of Lago del Desierto. We will get there by a transfer from El Chaltén, about 38 km of distance.

    From there, there is a one-hour walk to the base of the Huemul Glacier. Then you must use crampons or snowshoes and rope to continue the ascent.

    I propose to reach the summit of Cerro Vespignani in a full day trip. The climb involves about 6 or 7 hours and the descent about 3 or 4 more.

    On the way, you will find good snow quality. That’s why the area also offers the opportunity of skiing and snowboarding. Once in the Vespignani summit you won’t believe such amazing viewpoint of the Fitz Roy Massif and the Continental Ice Field. By the afternoon, we will go back to El Chaltén by car.

    Please, contact me now if you are interested in this full day climb. Available dates from August to February! I will be waiting you message so that we can plan your next climbing adventure in Cerro Vespignani. 

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    1000 USD

    Group of 2
    500 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip

    Other details

    Meeting point

    El Chaltén, Santa Cruz.


    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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    What People are Saying about Merlín Lipshitz


    Merlin was great—very knowledgeable, encouraging, and safe. I would definitely climb with him again and recommend his services very, very highly!
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    Dorothy K
    Could not recommend both Merlin and his touring itineraries more. He went above and beyond from guiding us to lines I will never forget to showing us how an asado is done to renting me his *personal* skis for 2 weeks to make sure I had the best equipment for the adventure. He’s not like other guides I’ve had before, pushing us to get the most rewarding experience possible. Already looking forward to the next adventure.
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    Jamie McCroskery
    Merlin is a very experienced mountaineering guide. It was a great trip. We can recommend him very highly.
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    R. Mathes
    We had a great time!
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    Bethany Forrester

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