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Glaciar ascent to Cerro Gorra Blanca (2907 m)

Description

The idea of this ascent is to discover the Cerro Gorra Blanca (2907 m). This mountain is located at the border of Argentina and Chile. We will leave from El Chaltén.

Gorra Blanca is a real limit between the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and the valleys with beech woods and Mountain Rivers. In fact, it stands up as a bastion and is the most identifiable mountain north from Marconi Pass.

This Patagonian mountain is truly beautiful. In addition, the views along the way and from the summit are unbelievable!

If you are looking for a challenging trip please contact me! You will certainly be amazed by the gorgeous landscapes of Patagonia.

I also offer many other climbs in Patagonia, for example as I mentioned Marconi pass.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2885 Each

Group of 2

USD 1705 Each

Group of 3

USD 1510 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Itinerary

Day 1: El Chaltén - Laguna Toro Camp

We start in the morning from El Chaltén in a private transfer to the bridge over the river. Then Electric trek from 4 /5 hours takes us to the west bank of the lake at the foot of Glacier Electric Marconi, where we spend the rest of the day. Overnight in camp. Altitude change: 100 m. Meals: Box Lunch, Dinner 

Day 2: Playa del Eléctrico - Advanced Camp. Paso Marconi

We begin the morning following the glacial moraines. Once on the glacier we go up to Paso Marconi where we settle into the refuge or an advanced camp at the foot of Cerro Gorra Blanca. Ascension glacier. Altitude change: 850 m. Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Ascent to Cerro Gorra Blanca

Full day ascent to the summit of Cerro Gorra Blanca, and then descent. Altitude change: 1400 m. Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Advanced camp - El Chaltén

Return hike to El Chaltén. A transfer will pick us up at Electrico River to drive us back to El Chaltén. Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch

 

Details

Accommodation

Camping or in mountain hut.

More info

I provide radio communication with the offices in El Chaltén.

The provided technical equipment includes: crampons, harness, carabiners, ice axes, ropes, etc.

Meeting point

At El Chaltén.

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: - Mountaineering boots (Boreal Latok or Sportiva Nepal Top (we recommend from experience lighter weight and water-proof materials) - One pair of good quality Gaiters (depending on the season of the year) - Lightweight footwear or sandals (which also serve to ford rivers) - Synthetic mountain stockings, comfortable and adjusted to the foot (3 pairs) - Strong fleece pants, trekking or other synthetic material - Waterproof trousers with side closures (we recommend 3-layer Gore-tex) - Synthetic underwear (polypropylene): two shirts with long sleeves and two pair of leggings or thin inner pants - Polar fleece jacket - Duvet or synthetic jacket for warmth when not hiking - Waterproof Shell jacket with hood (we recommend 3-layer Gore-tex) - Polar fiber balaclava - Polar fiber cap - Glacier sun glasses with UV filter for high solar radiation, Category 4 or 5 - Ski goggles with UV filter - One pair of thin gloves made of synthetic material - One pair of polar gloves or mittens - Cover mittens (We recommend Gore-tex), COMPULSORY - A backpack of 75/85 liters capacity - One pair of trekking or ski poles with snow baskets - Sleeping bag rated -10 C, Duvet or synthetic - Insulating sleeping pad length (we recommend Therm-a-rest brand) - Plastic bottle (if possible, wide mouth, Nalgene type) - One-liter thermos for every two people sharing a tent - Headlamp (with replacement batteries) - Multi-purpose penknife - Mug, bowl, knife, spoon & fork - Sunscreen cream (SPF 50) - Lipstick with sunscreen (SPF 50) - Personal first aid kit with personal medicines - Wide adhesive tape for blisters - Hygiene items reduce to the minimum necessary - Waterproof bags to pack clothes and keep them dry - Photographic equipment reduced to a minimum


 

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