• Trip duration
    1 day
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    3 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Description

Paso del Cuadrado is located in the province of Santa Cruz near the great Electrico River. It is one of the best routes that leads mountaineers to Mount Fitz Roy. Besides, the trail is safe and well marked, gaining a high altitude between Cerro Electrico and its western point.

Once you are in Paso del Cuadrado you won’t believe such amazing viewpoint: all Fitz Roy’s back and its northern glacier, below us the Aguja Pollone with its glacier. And as if it wasn’t enough, Paso Marconi as a background of the landscape.

For more details of this 1-day alpine climbing in Paso del Cuadrado, please find below an estimate itinerary of the program.

itinerary

A transfer will take you 15 kilometers from El Chaltén to Electrico River. From there, we will start the trek in direction to Paso del Cuadrado across the Electrico valley. Once we arrive to “Piedra del Fraile”, we will hike on a scree terrain up to the foot of a small glacier.

Then, we must put the crampons and rope on in order to get to the top of the pass safely. And here comes the best part: the views that worth all the effort you did.

Time to rest for a while so that we are ready for the descent. We’ll use the same way than in the ascent. Once in Electrico River we’ll drive back to El Chaltén.

As you may notice, it is a adventure suitable for well-trained people. Take into account that the total hiking time will be around 12 hours and the altitude change, 1.200 meters.

Please, feel free to contact me and ask me all the questions you have. I am an experienced guide and know the Patagonia very well. I can help you to find the best option for you. 

Get in touch with me now and I’ll guarantee the best alpine experience in El Chaltén!

Price per person

1 Person550USD
Group of 2300USD
Group of 3250USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment