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Punta Velluda 2-day winter ascent

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A great 2-day climb to Punta Velluda for all levels. Your mountain guide will be local IFMGA-certified Manuel. Join him on this amazing winter ascent. You won't regret it!


2 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec




Punta Velluda or “Paso Superior” is the last camp that climbers use before attempting Mount Fitz Roy by its east face. The translation of its name would be “Hairy Peak“. It is due to the large amount of lichens (a kind of moss or algae) that we can find at the summit.

Today I bring a great proposal. A 2-day ascent with crampons up to the summit of Punta Velluda. On our way we’ll cross the frozen lagoon of Laguna de los Tres. It’ll be an incredible experience!

This trip is aimed at people with no prior mountaineering experience. However, a good fitness level will be necessary although it’ll be a gentle ascend. Keep in mind it’s usually done in one day so we’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it quietly.

We’ll set up camp on the base of the mountain and spend the night in double or triple tents. Therefore keep in mind that you must carry a backpack with your personal equipment (clothes, sleeping bag, insulation mat, etc.) and camping gear (tent, pots, heaters, etc.) It is also possible to hire porters.

So, if you find this winter adventure interesting please fill out the form and get in touch with me. It’ll be my pleasure to guide you in Punta Velluda!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

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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What people are saying about Manuel



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!

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