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“The Shark’s Finn”, 3-day Big wall climb in Torres del Paine

"The Shark's Finn" 3 day guided big wall climbing

An unforgettable 3-day big wall climbing adventure in South Patagonia, Chile. In company of local IFMGA certified guide Juan, you'll ascend the Shark's Finn.

Private

Andes

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Cerro Aleta de Tiburon or the Shark's Finn in its English version, is an amazing granite spire in the French Valley that gives climbers one of the best views in the Torres del Paine National Park.

With its particular shape resembling a shark's fin, the Cerro Aleta de Tiburon will welcome us to the top of the French valley. This big wall represents an excellent acclimatization climb to the changing, and sometimes unfriendly Patagonian climate. In addition, it has one of the best granite quality in Chile, except for the first 20 meters where we'll find some loose rocks.

The Shark's Fin can be climbed by several walls. The route I chose this time is rated 5.8, which implies an intermediate technical difficulty. Without a doubt, a super classic climb in an incredible valley!

The best period to climb this wall is during the summer, from December till March. If I am not available at the time of your arrival, my brother Cristobal can guide the program.

If you want to be part of this big wall climbing trip in the Shark's Finn please contact me now. I’ll be happy to guide you on such an amazing adventure!

Itinerary

Day 1: Campamento Británico - Hut

The first day of our trip will lead us to Campamento Británico, located on the boundaries between the forest and the moraine deep into the French Valley. We will take a catamaran across the beautiful lakes of Torres Del Paine to our hut. From there we will hike to base camp. From base camp we will get ready for our attempt to the south face of the peak.

Day 2: First big wall climbing attempt

We will approach to the base of the wall carrying some of the gear we will need for the climb. It’ll give you a first impression of the climb itself. By hiking to the base of the wall you can gain valuable experience with the wilderness of Patagonia.

Day 3: Top of the wall and back to Puerto Natales

During the 3rd day we will have our best chances to perform the ascent and descent. It’s recommended to leave 2 days to have more flexibility in any scenario, always with the motivation high for these adventures.

After celebrating the magic of the climb we’ll hike back to Campamento Paine Grande, where the catamaran will be waiting for us to return back to Puerto Natales.

 

Details

Meeting point

Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas

About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile

I was born in 1987, and since I was young I’ve been around the mountains, and for the past 12 years I’ve been practicing all mountain disciplines.

Some highlights of my climbing career: First Chilean to Cerro Torre via Ragni, first Torres del Paine alpine style traverse, and many other first ascents.

I did the IFMGA/UIAGM aspirant course in Bolivia in 2016, and recently got my full IFMGA certification in April 2018. I have also AIARE level 2 training.

Come and discover the mountains of Chile, a wonderful country, where we will have a unique experience together with a professional guide, in a truly unforgettable trip, it will be a pleasure to be able to guide you through some of the mountains of my country in your next vacations, i am sure will be the first of many adventures that we will enjoy together in the mountains of the Andes.

Languages

English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

Chile


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2887 Each

Group of 2

USD 2062 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price does not include: flight tickets, meals in town, personal equipment, personal expenses (passport, laundry, drinks, tips, etc.)




 

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