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Climb Cerro El Plomo via the “Glaciar Colgante” route, near Santiago (5 days)

Climb Cerro El Plomo via the Glaciar Colgante route, near Santiago (5 days) 3
Climb Cerro El Plomo via the Glaciar Colgante route, near Santiago (5 days) 1
Climb Cerro El Plomo via the Glaciar Colgante route, near Santiago (5 days) 2

Go across the Colgante Glacier and reach the summit of the iconic Cerro El Plomo on this 5-day program led by UIAGM certified aspirant guide Nicolás.



5 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec




  • Reach the summit of Cerro El Plomo through the Glaciar Colgante route.
  • Discover an iconic mountain in the Chilean Andes and achieve a climbing goal.
  • Contemplate breathtaking views of Santiago and the surroundings from the top.


Looking for a special mountaineering route in the Andes? Then follow me on this 5-day program and climb Cerro El Plomo through the Glaciar Colgante route, near Santiago de Chile. It will be an unforgettable experience!

At 5,424 meters above sea level, Cerro El Plomo is an iconic mountain in the Metropolitan Region of Chile, near Santiago. On this expedition, I invite you to cross the Glaciar Colgante route, on the southeastern side of the peak.

On day 1, we’ll depart from Santiago de Chile to our camp in Piedra Numerada, a nice valley at 3,700 meters of altitude. On day 2, we’ll reach the Federación Camp, at 4,200 meters. Day 3 will be an acclimatization day where we’ll use the time to practice in the glacier of Federación. Finally, on day 4, we’ll start the last section to the top of Cerro El Plomo at 1 am.

From the summit, we’ll get to see astonishing panoramas of Santiago and the surrounding mountains in the Andes. After the ascent, we’ll descend to the camp and end the program on the following day.

As for the requirements, consider that this ascent is difficult and includes a demanding ice climbing section. Therefore, it’s mandatory to have prior mountaineering and ice climbing experience, as well as an excellent level of fitness to take part in this program.

Would you like to take part of this classic ascent in the Chilean Andes? All you have to do is send the request and book your place on this adventure. Don’t miss this chance to get to the top of Cerro El Plomo.

If you prefer to take the normal route or go across the Iver Glacier, you can take a look at this 4-day ascent that I lead to the mountain.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Harness

- Helmet

- Ice axe

- Belay and rappel devices

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

Accommodation in hotel not included.

About the guide

I am an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide, with extensive experience in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Perú and Ecuador.

I live in Cajón del Maipo, Chile, where climbing opportunities are almost endless!

I do a lot of guiding in South America´s High Mountain, especially on technical routes. I also do rock climbing courses in different parts of Chile and in my city.

During my tours, I try to generate the best experience for my clients, and like to teach them about the cultural and environmental importance of the places we visit.





What people are saying about Nicolás García-Huidobro

Shariff Lovett


October, 2022

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Latrice Jones


February, 2022

My guide Angela was great. Her experience and expertise helped me make the climb of a lifetime. My safety and well-being were her first and foremost concern.



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