Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
A transfer takes us to Río Eléctrico.
From there, we trek for 2 hours to get to Piedra del Fraile Campsite or 5 hours to La Playita Camp, at the foot of the Marconi Glacier.
Piedra del Fraile is a private campsite with services, at the edge of the forest. After getting there, the terrain is open and rockery until the next campsite (La Playita).
Meals: Box Lunch and Dinner.
We leave our camp set up, and continue trekking with a light pack.
In 1 hour we arrive to Marconi Glacier where we will start the ascent.
Once on the glacier we will use crampons and/or snow shoes depending on the terrain conditions.
We estimate it will take about 6 hours to hike from the campsite to Paso Marconi.
From here, there are amazing panoramic views of the mountains Cerro Fitz Roy, Piergiorgio, Torre, Gorra Blanca and Marconi, among others.
We’ll return the same way that we came up, estimating 4 hours to reach the camp La Playita.
The elevation gain is 950 meters.
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch and Dinner.
We return by the same trail back to Rio Electrico bridge, (about 6 hours), and then we will take a transfer back to El Chalten.
Meals: Breakfast and Box Lunch.
Camping (Four Seasons Tents).
- Elevation Gain: 950 Meters (3100 Feet)
- The following gear is included:
Four Seasons Tents
Camping And Kitchen Equipment
Technical Glacier Gear: Crampons, Harness, Rope, Locking Carabiner, Other Safety Devices, Etc.
GPS (Global Positioning System)
- The following items are not included in the price:
Lodging at El Chalten
Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.
I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.
I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!
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