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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1650 USD

    Group of 2
    900 USD

     

    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
     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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!

     
     
    FROM 900 USDper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Merlín Lipshitz

    • 2 reviews

     

    I did an ascent of Cerro Solo and some ice climbing with Merlin in November 2015. Merlin was incredibly accommodating, as a solo traveller he was able to customise the trip for me so it included a few elements I was really keen on. I asked him a ton of questions before the trip and he called me on whatsapp to give me all the information I wanted. Merlin\'s english was excellent which made him a great conversation buddy on the trek, I even had dinner with his family when we got back to town. The mountain ascent itself was hard work. We had a 3am start, carried 20kg backpacks, scrambled over loose scree in huge mountaineering boots and shared a tiny tent, but that\'s what made it special and so rewarding when we reached the top. We were also very lucky with the weather. One thing to be aware of, if you\'re doing a technical ascent that involves ropes, crampons and ice axes like Cerro Solo, it\'s mountaineering as opposed to trekking, which is excluded from all standard travel insurance policies in Australia. Having said that I trusted Merlin\'s 20 odd years of experience so I felt completely safe. Do it, the memories are worth the money!
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    Lachlan W
    Cada día me asombro más del profesionalismo de Merlin Lipschitz. Nada queda librado al azar. De cada palabra suya se aprende algo. La vuelta al Cerro Solo es muy exigente y dependen fundamentalmente de las condiciones climáticas, pero vale la pena el esfuerzo. Son tres o cuatro días de caminata dependiendo del clima. Solo para personas con muy buena preparación física. Recomiendo esta travesía pero especialmente recomiendo la guia de Merlin, una garantía de seguridad.
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    dadsantafe
    Cada día me asombro más del profesionalismo de Merlin Lipschitz. Nada queda librado al azar. De cada palabra suya se aprende algo. La vuelta al Cerro Solo es muy exigente y dependen fundamentalmente de las condiciones climáticas, pero vale la pena el esfuerzo. Son tres o cuatro días de caminata dependiendo del clima. Solo para personas con muy buena preparación física. Recomiendo esta travesía pero especialmente recomiendo la guia de Merlin, una garantía de seguridad.
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    Cada día me asombro más del profesionalismo de Merlin Lipschitz. Nada queda librado al azar. De cada palabra suya se aprende algo. La vuelta al Cerro Solo es muy exigente y dependen fundamentalmente de las condiciones climáticas, pero vale la pena el esfuerzo. Son tres o cuatro días de caminata dependiendo del clima. Solo para personas con muy buena preparación física. Recomiendo esta travesía pero especialmente recomiendo la guia de Merlin, una garantía de seguridad.
    Read review

     

     

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