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Climb Fitz Roy (3,359m) via the Franco-Argentina or Afanasieff route in El Chaltén, 5 days

Climb Fitz Roy (3,359m) via the Franco-Argentina or Afanasieff route in El Chaltén, 5 days | undefined

Join an IFMGA-certified guide for a unique mountaineering experience in the Andes. Explore an awesome alpine terrain and stand on top of the Fitz Roy, the highest summit in El Chaltén!



5 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec




* Discover a beautiful area of the Argentine Patagonia.

* Try yourself on an exciting 5-day mountaineering adventure.

* Enjoy breathtaking views from the summit of Fitz Roy.


The mountains of El Chaltén are some of the most beautiful of the Andes, and a perfect destination for mountaineering lovers. This 5-day trip is your chance to get to the top of Fitz Roy (3,359m) under expert guidance: join me!

The town of El Chaltén is one of the hidden gems of the Argentine Patagonia. It is located at the foot of the Andes, within the province of Santa Cruz. Surrounded by the Patagonian steppe to the east, and the Southern Patagonian Ice Field to the west, this mountain village is immersed in a unique natural environment.

On this 5-day adventure, we will climb Fitz Roy, the highest peak in the area, via one of the normal routes: the Franco-Argentina route, by the east side, or the Afanasieff, by the west side. Whatever our choice, we will explore an awesome terrain with huge vertical granite spires and impressive ice formations!

Please note that this 5-day tour requires a very good fitness level, and at least an intermediate mountaineering level. You should be able to face rock and ice climbing stages with over 30 pitches.

So, if you are up for this awesome 5-day ascent in the Argentine Patagonia, please contact me. Let me take you to the top of Mount Fitz Roy, in El Chaltén!

If you are interested, we can alsoClimb the Lanin Volcano in one or two days and reach the summit of another classic peak shared by Argentina and Chile.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

This is an extremely hard climb, definitely not suitable for beginners or intermediate climbers, but for the advanced only. Due to the difficulty of the logistics and the high level of fitness and expertise required, there are only 2 or 3 guides, nowadays, that take clients up to this summit and that I can really recommend. This means that you need to book this trip months in advance. Each guide will take only 1 client. Although this summit is reached in 3/4/5 days only, you need a month (with a guide available for you the whole month) to wait for the perfect weather window. During this month, you will do some practice climbs near town. This is not cheap, it has a cost of about 12.000 USD. If the weather is unsuitable, then the guide will take you up to other fascinating mountains in the area such as Aguja Guillaumet or Aguja Poincenot, and refund you for the price difference if applicable. The route will be chosen by the guide and yourselves, depending on the season you come, the weather and your skill level. The route may be ice, rock, or a mix of both. The best option is super canaleta, MD, it's a big ice crag. The best time to do it is in November and December. Another option, with more rock, is the Afanasieff route. Two pitches of 6b are the hardest part. The best time is January and February. Also, there is a 3rd route, the Argentinean one, but has not been in good condition for some years. A lot of rock and ice and with 3 pitches of 6b.

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What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile

I was born in 1990, and I always been surrounded by mountains, with family and friends in the Andes.

I did the first Chilean ascent to Cerro Torre via Ferrari route, four ascents to Mt, Fitz Roy, more than 12 to Torres del Paine and the first alpine traverse of the three towers.

I also climbed in the Himalayas, Yosemite, and other Andean countries such as Argentina, Bolivia and Peru.

I did the IFMGA/UIAGM aspirant course in 2017 in Bolivia, and completed the AIARE level 2 avalanche training.

I work together with my brother Juan (we are the Señoret Brothers). Contact me if you want to discover the most beautiful mountain spots in Chile!



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What people are saying about Cristobal



Everything was great- we lucked out and had good snow!



Cristobel was a very knowledgeable guide and he provided a good level of encouragement to push me through hard sections of climbing rather than letting me give up. Unfortunately, my original guide for two days of climbing was unable to make it and so I was rebooked for 1 day of climbing with Cristobel. What was upsetting about this was that it was more expensive to complete 1 day of climbing compared to the two days I was originally booked in for. I ended up having to pay more money for half the climbing. I think Explore-Share could improve by having a more consistent price structure for the guides, or at least being clear about why one guide is more expensive.



Great guide. Picked a well-rounded spot for a new group, with numerous options. Understanding of our lack of time at altitude. Great guy.



Excellent day at Portillo with Cristobal. He gave us several options in a planning session the night before. He also communicated well on the day of about current conditions and what we were seeing. We ended up doing a secondary objective due to what we saw in the field.



We had a great trip with Cristobal Senoret in torres del paine!  He was very knowledgeable and helpful.  Beautiful backcountry.

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