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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.


1 Day

Jan, Feb, Aug - Dec


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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip


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About the guide

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Mountain 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



The guide was Valerie not Merlin. Valerie was super helpful and we had one of our best days in Patagonia! We hope that our use of Explore Share website ensured that the local guide was well compensated. Everything was well organised, the talk on the way about the trek was super interesting. The views stunning.



Teo was our guide and he was great! He was very knowledgeable about the different wildlife and plants. Without him we would have never attempted to summit or descend (which was worse - his belaying and short roping was totally awesome and we felt in good hands). The weather wasn’t the best but he definitely helped guide us on what to do with the crazy winds we got. His English was very good as well. Totally recommend this for anyone seeking a great adventure and these guys made us feel very ready with all the questions and information they gave us before the day! If you want a real adventure do this and not just Laguna de los Tres!



Great hike, exhilarating and so much beautiful scenery! Thank you Marco. Grateful for the hiking poles on the incline to the Laguna.



Teo was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about the area. He was very considerate of how I was getting on. I had an amazing time!



Merlin is the top climbing guide in Chalten. Anything from simple sport climbing to hard multi pitches. I did a sport day with my brother and our girlfriends. We went to two different crags in Chalten, and climbed 10 routes, fun for the whole family. I got to lead climb and had my girlfriend belay me for the first time. Thanks Merlin and Martin! I want to return to climb Guillaumet with Merlin!

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