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Climb Cerro Solo, South Patagonia

3-day trip to climb Cerro Solo (2121m), a classic mountaineering ascent in El Chalten, South Patagonia, a challenging objective but without technical difficulties.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified

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!

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Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: • 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


About the guide

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Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.

I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1702 each

Group of 2

USD 928 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price 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. INCLUDED: 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.


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