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Climbing the “Aguja de la S” in El Chalten (3 days)

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Join IFMGA certified guide Indio for a 3 day mountaineering adventure on the Aguja de la S in El Chalten in Argentinean Patagonia.



3 Days

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec




* Push yourself on a 3 day ascent to the summit of the Aguja de la S.

* Marvel at the gorgeous views of El Chalten from the summit.

* A great trip for experienced mountaineers looking for that next challenge.


For 3 days, I would like to guide you to the summit of the Aguja de la S (2,335m) in El Chalten in Argentinean Patagonia.

A very difficult ascent, full of arduous and technical aspects, this adventure will challenge and thrill you.

Following a brief meeting that will include an equipment check and covering some last minute details, our journey to the Aguja de la S summit will begin with a transfer to the Rio Electrico Bridge. After that, we will trek to the Laguna Sucia and then make our way to the La Cueva bivouac.

On the second day of the trip, we will wake up very early, before sunrise, and make our way up to the glacier, which we will then traverse. After that, we will start climbing on pitches until we reach the beautiful summit of the Aguja de la S. From the summit you will get to enjoy incredible views of the breathtaking Patagonian landscape.

On the third and final day, we will make our way back down along the same trail we used on the first day.

Throughout this trip, we will trekking from 5 to 10 hours each day, covering distances from 3 to 15 kilometers. As a result, participants should be in good physical condition. And, due to the technical demands of the trip, participants should also be experienced mountaineers.

Ascending the Aguja de la S in El Chalten is an experience you will never forget. To enjoy it for yourself, just send me a request. I look forward to hearing from you and guiding you.

Would you like to ascend the Cerro Solo in El Chalten? Then come and join me on this 2-day adventure.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes meals, tents, group equipment, GPS and satellite communication and personal equipment including helmet, harness, crampons, carabiners, ice ax etc.

The price does not include sleeping bag, insulation mat, mountain boots, climbing shoes, backpack, technical clothing, meals outside of expedition and hotels before and after trip.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am an IFMGA and a High Mountain AAGM certified Mountain Guide. I was born in San Juan, where I found my passion for the mountains when I was a child. Today my home is El Chalten, this magical place where I have my family and where I work and live since 2008.

I have climbed many different peaks along the Andes, as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain, Germany Italy, Austria and Switzerland. I have climbed great mountains and new routes in Patagonia, both in Cerro Torre and in the Fitz Roy mountains. I climbed Mount Fitz Roy five times and Mount Torre three times. All of them through different routes and some of them opening a new one.

One of my biggest achievements was the Standhardt - Herron - Egger traverse and the "Directa Huarpe" new route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. As well as climbing the Tehuelche route on the Fitz Roy hill in 16 hours.

I also guide in the Central Andes, in places such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos in Mendoza, among other mountains. I am also a Mountaineering and Climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario of the San Juan Province. I am also a member of the technical committee of the Argentine Association of Mountain Guides, in which I am part of the staff of instructors for IFMGA guides.

I guide my clients mainly in Patagonia. I spend summer in the town of El Chalten and I move to Bariloche, in northern Patagonia, in the winter, where I guide more technical excursions, like ice and/or rock climbing, as well as classic mountaineering ascents. During the year I also guide in the mountains of Peru, Bolivia and in Europe.

Even when I’m not working I enjoy climbing, bouldering, sport skiing and mountaineering. Keeping at my highest level of performance helps me ensure my clients’ safety, that is always my top priority.





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What people are saying about Indio



Due to bad weather, we had to move the day of the climb, and instead of Indio, Pipa took me to the walls across the river in the Paredon de Los Condores. We had a great day of climbing; Pipa was super chilled and knowledgeable, sharing a lot of helpful tips and guiding me up the wall. We started with easy climbs and kept progressing until maxing it out. I had a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to doing other climbs with Pipa whenever I get a chance to visit Chalten again. Highly recommend.



Had a great time!



(Not Indio) Juan was a very kind and knowledgeable guide. He knew exactly where to take us for warmups and hard climbing routes. His professionalism and attention to detail was clear on the multi pitch route we did - we felt safe and in control the entire time. Juan was also fun and we ended up with tons of local recommendations for things to do for the remainder of our trip. Thank you Patagonia Ascents. Communication was good, attention to detail was great.


Indio was a fun and skillful guide! My friend and I did multi and single pitch with him and felt very safe. We felt like we were climbing with a friend and learned along the way! We will be back, maybe next time mountaineering with Indio!


If you think of organising a trip to the "6miles" in Catamarca, I am in! Thanks for your guiding tour around "El Chalten"!

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