Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec
We will meet up the day before to check our equipment and to wrap up details. You can also rent your equipment in the city.
We will leave early (6 or 7 AM). We will drive to the base of the volcano for 1,5 hours. Once at the foot of the mountain (1100 m), we’ll register and finish packing our backpacks before starting to climb. Around 9 am we’ll be walking towards the hut. For the first hour we’ll walk through the woods and then over volcanic ground with medium-to-steep slopes. After a 4-hour hike we’ll first arrive at a 2300-meter-high mountain refuge and then at the second one at 2600 meters, where we’ll spend the night.
We’ll wake up really early, at about 2 am for a hot breakfast. We’ll be leaving at around 3 am. The hike to the peak is slow but steady (6 or 7 hours). We’ll walk over snow covered grounds with no signed paths. We should also use crampons and hiking poles. Once we are at 3000 meters in a large plateau, we’ll be able to see the most breathtaking sunrise. From this point on, the climb becomes tougher, while we travel through what is known as “the trough”, a steadily steep slope. Once the trough is behind us we’ll only be an hour away from the top. After a 20-minute break at the summit, we’ll begin the descent which is also quite hard.
AAGM and aspiring IFMGA guide from Argentina.
Since a very young age I felt attracted by the mountains, so I started climbing and spending time there. That's how mountaineering and climbing became not just an activity, but a lifestyle for me.
This lifestyle allowed me to discover many places, and get to know beautiful mountains. And I also realized that I could earn my living with this passion, so I became a guide,
Nowadays I have the big pleasure of working in the place I like really love: the mountains.
I worked a couple of seasons guiding in El Chaltén, and nowadays focus mainly in North Patagonia and Mendoza regions.
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