Climb Aguja Guillaumet 2579m in Patagonia

Do you want a full climbing experience in Patagonia? Then the ascent of Aguja Guillaumet with Indio, certified mountain guide, is the trip for you!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Take a hiking trip to Aguja Guillaumet, Patagonia.

  • Discover fantastic views of the surrounding peaks, such as Fitz Roy.

  • Enjoy ice climbing and rock climbing in the Andes.

 

Climbing the aguja (needle) Guillaumet is one of the classics in Patagonia. The needle is one of the satellites of the Fitz Roy range. I really like it because it provides us with unique views. In addition, the needle is easily accessible with a 1-day hike and it is technically relatively easy. You need to be well trained and have good climbing experience to do it.

The climate in El Chalten area is very unstable, characteristic of deep Patagonia. This provides some “seasoning” for this great climb. As far as possible, depending on my agenda, I try to be flexible. I propose to give a range of maximum 7 days to do the trip with the best weather conditions according to my judgment. The previous days before the expedition I will do some small day-trips with you to prepare the climb. I consider it great to offer this flexibility so that we increase the chances to summit.

Best conditions are generally found in October if you like ice climbing, or from November to March if you prefer rock climbing.

Take a look at the itinerary that I propose below.

Feel free to contact me to organize this great experience together, I would love taking you up there!

I also lead a climb to Cerro Solo in El Chaltén. Check it out!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
2200 USD

Group of 2
1550 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 0Equipment check, ideally the day before the expedition.
  • Day 1Hiking day

    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.

  • Day 2Guillaumet
    2 hours of approach to the Guillaumet needle (2579m). This is the great day of the trip! Climb up to the needle takes approximately 8-9 hours. It includes a part of ice climbing and a great part of rock climbing. We enjoy the great views at the top including the Fitz Roy!
    The descent lasts approximately 4-5 hours to the camp.
  • Day 3End of the program

    Return to the bridge of the Electrico river by the same way hiking.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Accommodation

During the ascent we will camp.

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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.

 

About the Guide

 
 

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).

 
 


 

 

What People are Saying about Indio Treu

  • 3 reviews

 

Indio is an awesome guide and all around great guy. The trip up Aguja Guillaumet is absolutely amazing, we took the Comensana-Fonrouge route cause the Amy coluoir was in bad condition. Indio found a two day window of good weather for the climb. He also spent a day climbing in town to go over \"systems\" and gauge my ability. A great trip I will never forget. Can\'t say enough good things about Indio!
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Brian Banta
Beautiful moment shared. First summit in the Fitzroy line. Magical and fascinating place. We climbed through the route Amy for the summit Guillaumet. Indio is the perfect, Professional and passionate, he\'s a perfect guide to do quality with security. Next time, we plan to clim both pics: Cerro Torres and Fitzroy. Enjoy seb
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Sébastien
Gracias por los comentarios, la pasamos muy bien en la Ascensión. un muy buen grupo y divertidos!!
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