Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
Start of the trip from the bridge of the Electrico river to the camp. Approximately 5-6 hours hiking. Camping is required as it would take too long to do the approach and climbing in one day.
Return to the bridge of the Electrico river by the same way hiking.
During the ascent we will camp.
About El Chalten
El Chalten is a cute little town in Patagonia where more and more hikers come to enjoy beautiful views, granite peaks and large lakes. It is also the “base camp” town to go climbing the famous Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy. The town has a real mountain atmosphere when you stay for a couple of days.
The best period for climbing is during the Argentine summer because days are longer and temperature higher. November and December are more suitable for ice climbing, January and February for rock climbing. To avoid too many tourists October-November and March-April are the best months.
There are two main spots where climbers go :
- Cerro Torre range
- Cerro Fitz Roy range
Climbing Cerro Torre is a much more serious business than Cerro Fitz Roy, but both offer some fantastic climbing, well-known all over the world.
Mountain guide IFMGA/UIAGM - AAGM Argentina
I live in El Chaltén, Patagonia Argentina, since 2008. I also guide in the center Cordillera such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos, between other mounts.
I am also mountain and climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario (San Juan, ARG).
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