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

Join IFMGA-certified guide Juan 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!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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.

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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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About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile

I was born in 1987, and since I was young I’ve been around the mountains, and for the past 12 years I’ve been practicing all mountain disciplines.

Some highlights of my climbing career: First Chilean to Cerro Torre via Ragni, first Torres del Paine alpine style traverse, and many other first ascents.

I did the IFMGA/UIAGM aspirant course in Bolivia in 2016, and recently got my full IFMGA certification in April 2018. I have also AIARE level 2 training.

Come and discover the mountains of Chile, a wonderful country, where we will have a unique experience together with a professional guide, in a truly unforgettable trip, it will be a pleasure to be able to guide you through some of the mountains of my country in your next vacations, i am sure will be the first of many adventures that we will enjoy together in the mountains of the Andes.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 6186 each

Group of 2

USD 5671 each

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