A non technical ascent up to the summit of Mojon Rojo in 3 days. It'll be a really nice and panoramic climb led by local IFMGA-certified guide Manuel.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Mojon Rojo is located south of the Aguja de la S and north of the Cerro Techado Negro, on the Fitz Roy mountain range. It's a really stunning area in Patagonia.
The first mountaineers to ascend Mojón Rojo were Cesarino Fava, S. Bassini and A. Vincitorio in 1958. They did it via its east face. Just 20 years later, American Jim Bridwell and Australian Bob Staszewski first climbed it by the west wall.
My proposal for today is to ascend Mojon Rojo in 3 days via its eastern face. It will be a low technical difficulty ascent during which I'll provide the security that only a local IFMGA guide can offer.
Once at the top of the Mojon Rojo you will enjoy unforgettable views of the Cerro Torre valley. You can also appreciate the imposing southern wall of Poincenot and Saint Exupery Needles as well as the Aguja de la S.
All my guests must feel comfortable using crampons and coping with moderate slopes of up to 35 degrees. Also keep in mind that it will be a demanding 3-day trip. That's why you must have a good fitness condition.
In addition, you'll have to carry your own backpack with your personal equipment (clothes, sleeping bag, insulation mat, etc.), group equipment (tent, pots, heaters, etc.) and food. It is possible to hire personal porters if necessary.
Please find more details of the day by day itinerary at the end of this description. I also offer many other ascents in El Chaltén. You can take a look at this 3-day climbing trip in Cerro Solo.
And if you want to book your places (I can guide 3 people) fill out the form now and get in touch with me! I’ll be happy to help you climb the amazing Mojon Rojo.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
We will meet at 9:00 a.m. to check the equipment. Then we will begin our approach of about 3 hours towards the Poincenot camp, passing one of the most visited trails of the National Park. We will continue our walk towards the Rio Blanco, we’ll cross it and go to Laguna Sucia. We will continue until we reach the famous “cave” where we will spend the night. During this last part we will hear the constant ice falls of the Sucio Glacier to its Lagoon.
Early in the morning we will get up and after a quick breakfast, we will start our walk. A short section of rock to reach the foot of the Glacier where we will be helped with ropes. Gaining altitude quickly we will find ourselves in the feeding area of the glacier. Hopefully, the sunrise and its reddish colors on the mountains will dazzle us once more. The last section will be developed in rock with a medium difficulty. We will have to use our hands. Once at the summit, after celebrating our goal we’ll start our descent. We’ll pass by our bivouac and continue towards El Chaltén. A warm shower and a delicious dinner await us.
Back up day or, if necessary, we can use this day to try a lower ascent in case you are too tired.
El Chaltén. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to El Chaltén. The easiest way to get there is flying from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. For those who come from other points I also recommend getting to El Calafate and from there, take the bus to El Chaltén. From day 1 to the end of the expedition, all the transfers mentioned in the itinerary are included.
UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina
Based in El Chaltén, south Patagonia, since 2000. I was the first guide to complete the AAGM (Argentine Mountain Guides Association) complete training platform.
I did the first Argentinean guided ascent of Mt. Fitz Roy via Supercolouir route (la Supercanaleta). I have guided Aguja Guillaumet more than 25 times. I also guided Aconcagua, Alpamayo (Peru), Matterhorn (Switzerland), Mont Blanc, Dent du Geant (France), The Rockies & The Bugaboos (Canada), Torres del Paine (Chile), among others.
I am also member of El Chaltén Search and Rescue team. I have several WFR certificates with different schools such as NOLS & Fundacion Ecomed.
I speak Spanish, English and French fluently
My biggest passion is Alpine Rock climbing & Ski Mountaineering. Get in touch with me if you are interested in discovering the unique spots in the Fitz Roy massif, and other gems around El Chaltén! I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available when requested, one of my colleagues will guide you.
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AAGM | UIAGM | IFMGA
Our Guide Juan did an excellent job . He was courteous, informative and a pleasure to spend the day with . He’s an experienced climber and knows his way around the mountains . I would definitely contact Juan again for any future adventures . Well worth every penny !
Manuel was very knowledgeable and worked with me with what I wanted to climb and learn. With his help, I climbed my first multi-pitch route! Would definitely recommend!
2 days Mountaineering in the Andes near Mendoza with a 4,000m summit
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