Expedition to the South Continental Ice Cap

Join Luciano, certified mountain guide, in this unforgettable expedition to the Patagonian Ice Cap, to discover the most amazing southern natural treasures.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

The Patagonian Ice Cap is the third biggest ice field in the world and the biggest in South America. The medium altitude above sea level is 1500 m.
Chile and Argentina share its limits.

In this expedition our goal is to complete a 80 km circuit around the area. We walk over the Fitz Roy and Torre ranges. This is one of the most important trips in Los Glaciares National Park. Prepare for an unforgettable experience!

Are you interested in this expedition to the Patagonian Ice Cap? Then get in touch with me for more information! We will plan together the details of your perfect trip.

Spots of interest

Inicio del itinerario

We get to this point by transport from el Chalten

La Playita

First campsite, next to the Lago Eléctrico west side.

Paso Marconni

It’s the key day in the itinerary. We have to get over an important unevenness by ascending the Marconi glacier from La playita to the Paso Marconi.

Sotto Garcia Refuge

We spend the night in the Sotto Garcia Regue before ascending the mount Gorra Blanca

Mount Gorra Blanca

Mount Gorra Blanca Summit

Punto mas importante

It’s one of the campsides on the Ice Camp from where we can appreciate the mount Torre and the mount Fitz Roy

Laguna de los Esquies

It’s an optional campside outside the Ice Camp

Fin del itinerario

We arrive to El Chalten after traveling more than 80 km.


Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal Insurance
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Accommodation

We will sleep in tents.

More info

Transfer El Chaltén-Río Eléctrico is included, El Calafate to El Chaltén bus is not included.

Provided gear:
High Mountain tents
Personal sets for cooking and dinning
Snow rackets
Set of crampons
Harness
Ropes and safety gear
Shovels
Sledges
VHF Radio
GPS (Global Positioning System)

 

About the Guide

 
 
 
 

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