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Climb Cerro Madsen (Fitz Roy), 1-day Ascent in El Chalten

Climb Cerro Madsen (Fitz Roy), 1-day Ascent in El Chalten 2

Get to the top of Cerro Madsen and discover the beauty of Patagonia on this 1-day ascent in El Chalten along with AAGM trekking guide David.



1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec




  • Get to the top of a typical Patagonian summit on a 1-day ascent.
  • Contemplate the stunning views from the Fitz Roy massif and its surroundings.
  • Relax in a beautiful natural area in the middle of the Andes.


Are you looking for a mountaineering program with excellent views in Patagonia? Relax in the middle of nature and get away from the crowds on this 1-day ascent to Cerro Madsen in El Chalten, in the Argentinean province of Santa Cruz.

As for the meeting point, we’ll arrange it according to your accommodation. First of all, we’ll meet early in the morning and spend 3 hours hiking across a beautiful Patagonian Nothofagus forest in the trail to Laguna de los Tres. Then, we’ll reach the Fitz Roy viewpoint, where we’ll contemplate beautiful sights from the massif and have a short break. Our ascent will continue to the Poincenot campsite and, after a bit challenging hike, we’ll reach Laguna de los Tres, an emblematic natural spot in the area, and have another break.

Afterwards, we’ll head to our mountain: Cerro Madsen (1,800 meters). On the last section, we’ll use a rope and help us with our hands to get to the top. The summit will give us a spectacular panoramic view of the Fitz Roy massif as well as of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. After a well-deserved rest, we’ll begin the descent and relax at the Laguna Capri. Finally, we’ll end the trail and celebrate our achievement with a pleasant craft beer.

Please, keep in mind that the program has a duration of 10-12 hours and that we’ll face an elevation gain of 1,400 meters. Also, the weather is usually windy and cold on the mountain. Therefore, although it’s not necessary to have prior hiking experience, it’s mandatory to be physically fit. Also, you should be able to carry a 6-8 kilogram backpack with you.

Ready for an exciting ascent in Patagonia? All you have to do is send the request to book your place on this adventure and we’ll start making all the arrangements.

Another great option in Patagonia could be an ascent to the Lanin Volcano. Check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Not included: personal equipment, tips, services not specified in the description.


More info

Equipment list: backpack (30 liters), trekking boots, warm hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, warming clothes, trekking trousers, waterproof jacket, trekking poles and water.

About the guide

"Find a job that you love, and you won't have to work anymore", so that's what I do, love my work, enjoy being outdoors and help people to acomplish their goals.

I have been a mountain guide for the last 10 years, and I also work as a Mountain Guide Instructor, and WFR instructor as well.

Despite I live in Buenos Aires, I'm always travelling to different places in Argentina, guiding both north and south destinations, such as northern volcanoes or patagonia summits and traverses.

I also guide bike tours, and teach how to rock and ice climb in different parts or Argentina.

Please fell free to get in touch if you want to ask something or if you simply look for some information!





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