• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    3 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Description

The objective of this trip is to climb Cerro Solo (2121m.), which is a classic mountaineering ascent in El Chalten region, South Patagonia, challenging but without technical difficulties.

This Ascent is located in one of the most emblematic mountains of our area. The hill is a milestone in the landscape of Cerro Torre group which is visible from all angles. From its summit we enjoy wonderful views of the Southern Ice Field, Hielos Continentales and around the northern sector of Los Glaciares National Park.

The terrain are steep screes, some scramble and glacier slopes between 30° to 50°. This is a very scenery peak due to the mountain location.

Itinerary

Day 1

The day starts with a trek to Laguna Torre (2,5 hours walk from El Chaltén). We´ll
have an early dinner in order to rest.

Day 2

Early wake up call for our summit attempt (2-3am). From Laguna Torre, we´ll get across the Fitz Roy River by a Zip line cable and start heading up to the “Cerro Solo”. The trail it´s very steep on scree and rocky terrain until we´ll reach the base of the Glacier.

We´ll continue with crampons, ice axe and rope up the glacier slope to the top. The steepest section is 50° slope. Once on the glacier, we will progress roped in, using crampons and ice axe, up to the summit (2121m). The panoramic views of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre are worth the effort! After a break and photos, we´ll start our long descent back to the our campsite.

The ascent takes about 7hs plus another 5 hs down (12 to 14 hs total)

Day 3

After a good night rest, we´ll head back to El Chaltén (2,5hs)

This region offers everything a climber could desire, from excellent quality granite to uniquely wild rime formations. All this is set in a dramatic environment, with the endless Patagonian steppe to the east and the broad expanse of the Ice Cap, an enormous network of glaciers that drops into Pacific Ocean fjords, to the west.

Join us to enjoy this beautiful mountain, from its ascent itself, to the spectacular scenery that gives us.

Contact me if you are interested. Do not miss the opportunity to be part of this trip to climb Cerro Solo!

Extra details

Not Included

Transportation from El Calafate to El Chaltén,
Lodging at El Chaltén,
Porters ( at your request),
Personal Equipment,
Alcoholic drinks,
Personal Travel & rescue insurance (highly recommended),
Services not specified.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

• Mountaineering boots (*)
• 50-60L Back Pack
• Sleeping Bag (-15°C)
• Bivy sac
• Insulating mattress
• Walking poles
• Sunglasses & goggles (UV)
• sun-block and lip balm
• Compeed or second skin
• Hygienic set & duct tape
• Pocket knife
• Headlamp (batteries)
• Bottle and thermo flask (1l)
• Gaiters
• Snickers or light trekking shoes

• Long underwear (top and bottom) synthetic or wool • Warm pants and shirt
• Sweater (medium weight)
• Insulated hooded jacket(down or or synthetic)
• Waterproof pants & parka (gore-tex)
• Fleece jacket or wind stopper
• 3 pairs of socks (2 thick and one liner, not cotton)
• Windstopper and waterproof gloves (plus spares)
• Sun cap & wool or fleece hat
• Buff, or balaclava

4 seasons tent

First-aid kit

VHF Radio- GPS

Glacier equipment

Crampons, harness, rope, helmet, ice axe, etc.

Expedition food-Kitchen set & utensils

Certified Mountain Guide

Spots of interest

Cerro

Price per person

Group of 2750.00USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Group equipment