• Trip duration
    3 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

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!

Price per person

Group of 2920USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal Insurance

Other details

Meeting point

El Chaltén