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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.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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.

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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.

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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)

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