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Paso Marconi 3-day ice expedition

I invite you to walk among glaciers, massifs and untouched snowed. We will reach the famous Ice Field of Patagonia through the Paso Marconi.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified

Description

In The Ice capped field of Patagonia, the most important glaciers of the region are born. And the Paso Marconi let us enter into such amazing landscapes. Are you coming?

During this trip across Paso Marconi you will delight your eyes with the massifs around. And your feet will also be pleased of treading virgin snow.

This ice field is a huge completely frozen surface located between Chilean and Argentina borders. Its extension is only surpassed in the world by Greenland and Antarctica.

You won’t need any technical skill and we give your all the equipment to overcome the harder surfaces. The only requirement is to have a good physical shape because backpacks will be very heavy.  Even in this case you should not worry because you will have the option to hire a porter.

Then, you can see the itinerary of this Paso Marconi 3-day ice expedition:

DAY 1: LA PLAYITA

We will meet in El Chaltén and after checking the equipment we will move to the Electrico River. From there, we will walk to the camp of Piedra del Fraile in where we will rest for a while. After 6 hours of total hike we are finally in our camp in La Playita.

DAY 2: PASO MARCONI

It is the most important day of the trip. We will ascend to the famous Marconi Glacier through a challenging ice route. You will need crampons at first. Then, we have to add harnesses and ropes. When the positive vertical slope finally ends, we will be in front of an amazing viewpoint: the cordons of Kólliker, Gea, Mariano Moreno and the Lautaro Volcano! Return to La Playita base camp.

DAY 3: LA PLAYITA – EL CHALTEN

We will go back to our starting point by the same route until we are in the Electrico River crossing again. Breakfast and dinner included.

If you love ice, glaciers and challenges South Patagonian Ice Field is what you need.

It will be a pleasure for me to be your guide in this expedition through the Paso Marconi. All you have to do is getting in touch with me in order to plan our next departure!

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Meeting point

El Chaltén


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About the guide

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AAGM Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I´ve climbed all along Patagonia, reaching summits such as Cerro Torre, Cerro Fitz Roy, and it’s range. As sport climber I also faced challenges in different spots in Europe and USA.

After many years guiding, I also handle the logistic of the expeditions, and I like to give the best services to the people I guide.

I live and guide mostly in El Chaltén area, and I know every corner of the National Park. I like to plan every detail of the expeditions, and to propose customized programs according to the request and needs of each client.



Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1840 each

Group of 2

USD 920 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal Insurance

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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