Some of the hardest climbs in the world lie in this magic land of Patagonia. The North Tower of Paine is a hard goal that Rodrigo will help you to achieve!
Feb, Oct, Nov
North Tower of Paine is located in one of the most dramatic mountain range of the world: The Paine Range, as part of Tower of Paine National Park, in Chile.
This 17-day guided ascent will take place through a technical route accompanied with the typical climate of Patagonia. A really challenge ahead!
Previous rock climbing experience is a mandatory requirement as well as very good physical shape.
If you want more details of this program in North Tower of Paine, please find below the day-by-day itinerary:
Punta Arenas will be the meeting point. From there we will take you to the hotel where we will check the equipment and have a short talk. Dinner a Chilean meal and sleep in the hotel
We will drive towards Towers of Paine National Park up to Laguna Amarga, our first camp. Horses arrangement for the following days.
With the help of horses we will hike up to our next campsite, camp 1. Overnight there.
Another hiking day in direction to the Ascencio Valley. From here on we must carry double load to next camps.
Camp 2 will be our base camp. It is located in the final section of the forest. From that spot on, we have no more wind protection.
We will move to Camp 2.
We will take the equipment and gear to Camp 3, on the foot of the Towers of Paine.
If winds conditions are ok, we will move to Camp 3.
We will walk directly to the Col Bich with the help of fixed lines. It is the place where the Central Tower meets the North Tower.
We will be surrounded by a contrast among the vast Patagonian Pampa and its Southern ice field.
We’ll continue through the fixed lines to the North Tower. This route reach a grade V with a very hard climb ahead.
It may be the first summit attack. On the contrary, we will hike down to the base camp to recover energies.
Resting day at Camp 2.
If weather conditions help us we will go to Camp 3 again.
A long day awaits. The way to the summit will consists in fixed lines until the final section. Once at the summit of The North Tower, we will descend by rappel to Camp 3.
Descent to Camp 2, our base camp.
Descent to Camp 1, last efforts!
Return to Laguna Amarga.
A transfer will take us back to Punta Arenas where the program finishes. A deserved good-bye dinner will be waiting.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer
- Permit and entrance fees
two nights hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas (four star)
An Internationally Certified UIAGM / IFMGA Mountain Guide, Rodrigo has been a guide for 30 years. He has led 24 expeditions to Denali and 28 expeditions to Aconcagua — the highest peaks in North and South America, respectively. He has been a member of expeditions to Shisha Pangma and Cho Oyu in the Himalaya, and his climbs in Patagonia include the North and Central Towers of Paine, Agujas Guillaumet and Poincenot, as well as Cerro Torre attempts. He’s made Patagonian Ice Cap explorations including the first east-west traverse of the northern Ice Cap. He holds first ascents in Antarctica, the Andes and Alaska; speed ascents of Denali, Aconcagua, and Juncal. He’s guided the Ellsworth Mountains and Mt. Vinson in Antarctica and has extensive climbing and guiding experience in Yosemite and the Alps, including Frendo Spur and the Grand Jorasses. He’s a former Technical Committee member for the American Mountain Guides Association and a Senior Guide at Exum Mountain Guides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Rodrigo speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.
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From the start Aventuras Patagonicas was welcoming, which set the trip up on the right foot. The guides, Wes, Lucia and Sebastian were all excellent and worked very hard to get the group of climbers safely up and down the mountain. The food was excellent and well organized. The gear provided on the mountain (tents) were also of good quality. I would climb again with Patagonicas.
Great guides, great equipment, amazed about how good food was. All round a very experienced and top end operator who know what they are doing and will maximise your chances of getting to the summit. Reaching top Aconcagua was one of greatest highlights of my life thank you Aventuras Patagonicas.
I did a 20 day climb of Aconcagua with this company. The guides were excellent and made the trip as enjoyable as possible. We had hot meals every evening and morning. Aconcagua is a hard mountain and it takes a great deal of effort to reach the top. The guides at Patagonicas are committed to each client's safety on the mountain. I would recommend them over any other company on the mountain.
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