Data Sheet

3 days

Elevation gain 2000 meters

1 - 2 people per guide

Very difficult: training required - Technical experience required: Multi-pitch rock climbing & Ice climbing


Aguja de la S (2335m/a/s/l) is an ideal intro to an Alpine Ascent in Patagonia, for experienced climbers. The terrain involve steep screes, glacier travel, Ice Climbing & Rock Climbing. Besides the "Austrian Route", there are alternative routes according to conditions



Transfer to Río Eléctrico. Trek towards Laguna Sucia, passing trough Piedras Blancas Glacier and Poincenot Campsite. From Laguna Sucia is an scree and scrumble terrain to reach the rock cave below the Rio Blanco Glacier. Aproaching time: aprox 5hs. Vertical gain: Aprox. 800m.


(SUMMIT DAY): We´ll start before sunrise from our bivouac (4-5 am aprox), after 45 min uphill trough rocky terrain, we´ll reach the base of the glacier. From there we´ll continue with crampons and rope to the beggining of the climbing route.
The clymb starts with a snow couloir of 200m ( 50 ˚ slope), and then 7 rcock climbing pitches of V+/ 6ª ( French scale) on very good granite!
For the descent, we will rappel down to the start of the route and then walk down back to the bivouac site. The complete activity will take us about 14 to 16 hours with a 1000 meters of elevation gain


Descent to El Chaltén by Capri Lake, aprox 5hs.

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


• Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide
• Transfer to Río Eléctrico
• Expedition food
• Kitchen set & utensils
• Ropes & climbing rack
• VHF Radio ó Sat Phone
• First-aid kit

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


• Transportation from El Calafate to El Chaltén
• Lodging at El Chaltén
• Porters (at your request)
• Personal Equipment
• Alcoholic drinks
• Personal Travel & rescue insurance (highly recommended)
• Services not specified
• Gratuities

Packing List

Weather: The weather in Patagonia is notorious for high winds and extreme variability. Days can range from sunny with temperatures in the mid-60s (15°C) in October to rain, hail, and occasionally even snow. Nighttime temperatures often drop down into the 30s and 40s (0-5°C). The wind-chill factor can sometimes make the ambient temperature feel much colder. Please come prepared for all possibilities and equipped with good quality rain and wind gear.



• Backpack 50-60 lts
• Sleeping bag (-15°C)
• Insulating mattress
• Bottle and thermo flask 1l
• Synthetic underwear
• 2 polar jackets (100 and 200)
• Fleece jacket or wind stopper (heavy weight)
• Puff jacket (synthetic or down)
• Wool or fleece hat
• Neck warmer, buff, or balaclava
• Sun cap
• Warm pants and t-shirt
• Gloves & waterproof gloves
• Waterproof jacket & pants (gore-tex)
• Gaiters
• Extra socks and t-shirt
• Sunglasses & goggles
• Hygienic set
• Sunbloc & lip protection
• Headlamp
• Pocket knife
• Bivi sac
• Walking poles
• Snickers or light trekking shoes



• Mountaineering boots*
• 2 climbing ice axes*
• rock climbing shoes*
• climbing harness*
• Crampons
• Helmet
• 4 locking carabiners*
• 1 daisy*
• 1 Reverso or ATC Guide*
• 2 prusik 5mm* x 2m

NOTE: We could rent you the marked items*. Please let us know when you register if this is required (also include your boot size). 

Please make sure you have all requested equipment.
Let us konw if you need advice for buying or renting.


Water is potable in Southern Patagonia. Please bring your own water filter or purification tablets if you don’t want to drink the water untreated.
Sleeping bags/pads are available for rent in El Chaltén. Book early for best availability

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Eduardo Brenner 88 (9301)
El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Mobile Phone: +54 9 2966 60-7070