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Glacier ascent to Mojon Rojo, 2163 m

Description

The main idea of this trip is to discover the Mojon Rojo. This trip requires previous experience in mountain activities and the use of crampons, or having made an intermediate Clinic Rock.

I highly recommend this 3-day trip because it brings forward the adventurer spirit inside everyone. We go through amazing landscapes without loosing comfort.

Mojon Rojo is the first Red Mountain to the south east of Cordon del Cerro Fitz Roy. From this summit we will see the peaks of this incredible mountain range as well as those of Cerro Torre. If you want, we can also go hiking in these mythical mountains in a different trip.

Are you looking for a challenging adventure and in the heart of gorgeous landscapes of Patagonia? Then please contact me! 

Prices per person

Group of 1

ARS 1940 Each

Group of 2

ARS 1170 Each

Group of 3

ARS 990 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Itinerary

Day 1: El Chalten - Vivac

Departure from El Chalten crossing the Fitz Roy valley, passing camps Poincenot Base. Going up, we reach the north bank of the Rio Blanco to Laguna Sucia. We cross the river, runs along the middle of the lake and climb diagonally to a stream. Once there, we sail up the stream and after following the right edge of the mountains we reach the bivouac. This bivouac called “The Cave of the S” will allow us to rest under a large stone to start early the next day activity.
Altitude change: +950 m

Day 2: Mojón Rojo Summit - Vivac

After breakfast we prepare to cross the White River Glacier up trackside to get to our goal. Here rock climbing begins to take us to the summit of Cerro Mojon Rojo where we will get unparalleled views of both Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, as the various strands that make up their needles.
Altitude change: +760 m

Day 3: Vivac - El Chalten

Trekking back to Chalten. End of services.
Altitude change: -1000 m

 

Details

Accommodation

In bivouac.

More info

  • Passengers must their own personal equipment, box lunch, and water during all the program route.

Meeting point

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 (2 pairs) - Strong fleece pants, trekking or other synthetic material - Waterproof trousers with side closures (we recommend 3-layer Gore-tex) - Synthetic underwear (polypropylene): one shirt with long sleeves and a 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) - 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 reduced to the minimum necessary - Waterproof bags to pack clothes and keep it dry - Photographic equipment reduced to a minimum - 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 reduced to the minimum necessary - Waterproof bags to pack clothes and keep it dry - Photographic equipment reduced to a minimum


 

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