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Crevasse rescue course and ascent to El Plomo, Chilean Andes

El Manto
Chilean Andes
Chilean Andes
Chilean Andes

Join certified mountain guide Nicolás García-Huidobro on a crevasse rescue course and ascent to the stunning El Plomo peak in the Chilean Andes!

Group

Andes

6 Days

All year

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Learn everything you need to know for your high mountain adventures!
  • Practice crevasse rescue techniques on a real glacier.
  • Climb to the top the the beautiful El Plomo mountain in the Chilean Andes.

Description

Mountaineering at high altitudes is truly thrilling, however, it is key to have the proper safety skills. On this crevasse rescue course, I will teach you some basic techniques to move safely on glaciers. Additionally, we will get to climb the stunning El Plomo peak in the Chilean Andes!

El Plomo is a 5,434 m peak near Santiago, Chile. This stunning mountain will serve as a practice ground for this comprehensive 6-day crevasse rescue course. Additionally, we will have the chance to climb to the Plomo summit and marvel at the breathtaking Andean views.

We will begin with some easygoing days to acclimatize and familiarize ourselves with the equipment and theory. Then, we will spend a few days practicing crampon walking techniques, ice ax use,  rope techniques, anchoring in snow and ice, ice climbing and more. Finally, we will climb to the top of El Plomo by the Iver glacier route and apply all the techniques we learned. You can find a full description of the itinerary below.

Keep in mind that although you will need a good fitness level to join this program, you will learn many techniques on the course. Therefore, you don’t need prior experience to participate. Furthermore, I will be there every step of the way to help and guide you.

So, are you ready to gain the crevasse rescue skills you need for your mountaineering adventures? Then book your place and join me on this thrilling and comprehensive program in El Plomo mountain in the Chilean Andes!

When you’re done with your crevasse training, you can also join me on this thrilling  14-day Tupungato mountaineering expedition!

Itinerary

Day 1: Camp Piedra Numerada (3.600m)

Set up camp for acclimatization and start the introduction with the equipment and ropes.

Day 2: Federation Camp (4.100m)

Acclimatization day.

We will prepare equipment for the course, and we start crevasse rescue practices in the camp as well as begin to cover some other topics as well.

Day 3: Crevasse rescue practice

We will go to the glacier and begin to practices crampon and ice axe use.
After, we will start to use the rope and move to the glaciar to see distances and anchors in the snow and ice.

Day 4: Crevasse rescue practice/ ice climbing techniques

We will go to the glacier to continue with our crevasse rescue practice and then cover some ice climbing techniques.

Day 5: Glacier Iver route

We will go to the summit via the Glacier Iver route, and practice anchors, rope distances, ice climbing, and moving in the altitude with all the techniques we learned on the course.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Ice axe

Harness

Backpack

Crampons

Sunglasses

Belay device

Watter bottle


About the guide

I am an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide, with extensive experience in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Perú and Ecuador.

I live in Cajón del Maipo, Chile, where climbing opportunities are almost endless!

I do a lot of guiding in South America´s High Mountain, especially on technical routes. I also do rock climbing courses in different parts of Chile and in my city.

During my tours, I try to generate the best experience for my clients, and like to teach them about the cultural and environmental importance of the places we visit.

Languages

English

Certificates

ANGM | UIAGM

Residence

Cajón del Maipo, Chile


What people are saying about Nicolás García-Huidobro

Latrice Jones

5.00

February, 2022

My guide Angela was great. Her experience and expertise helped me make the climb of a lifetime. My safety and well-being were her first and foremost concern.


Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2423 Each

Group of 2

USD 1495 Each

Group of 3

USD 1083 Each

Group of 4

USD 1083 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Includes all equipment for rescue.




 

 

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