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.
I am an IFMGA and a High Mountain AAGM certified Mountain Guide. I was born in San Juan, where I found my passion for the mountains when I was a child. Today my home is El Chalten, this magical place where I have my family and where I work and live since 2008.
I have climbed many different peaks along the Andes, as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain, Germany Italy, Austria and Switzerland. I have climbed great mountains and new froutes in Patagonia, both in Cerro Torre and in the Fitz Roy mountains.
One of my biggest achievments was the Standhardt - Herron - Egger traverse and the "Directa Huarpe" new route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. Including this ascent, I have climbed Cerro Torre three times and Fitz Roy four times.
I also guide in the Central Andes, in places such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos in Mendoza, among other mountains. I am also a Mountaineering and Climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario of the San Juan Province.
I guide my clients mainly in Patagonia. I spend summer in the town of El Chalten and I move to Bariloche, in northern Patagonia, in the winter, where I guide more technical excursions, like ice and/or rock climbing, as well as classic mountaineering ascents. During the year I also guide in the mountains of Peru, Bolivia and in Europe.
Even when I’m not working I enjoy climbing, bouldering, sport skiing and mountaineering.Keeping at my highest level of performance helps me ensure my clients’ safety, that is always my top priority.
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