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Elevation gain 1700 meters

Very difficult: Glacier experience required

Very difficult: physically very demanding

1 - 2 people per guide


The objective of this trip is to climb “Cerro Eléctrico” (2257 m/a/s/l), which is a classic mountaineering ascent, challenging and demanding, but not too technical. The terrain involve steep screes, scramble, and glacier slopes between 40° to 45°.
Excellent views of Fitz Roy Range and Piedras Blancas Glacier.

Detailed Program

We will drive at 4-5am in the morning to Río Eléctrico (about 10 miles on gravel road). From there, we will start hiking on the trail to “Piedra del Fraile” for the first 30min, and then we'll head up off the trail trough a dry canyon and steep slope, until we reach the base of the Glacier. The terrain is very steep, and usually requires the use of crampons and rope at some point. Once at the Glacier, we will put on crampons and continue the ascent with a rope up to the summit of Cerro Eléctrico (2257m). The views of Fitz Roy and Piedras Blancas Glacier from the shoulder and the summit are astonishing! After a lunch break and photos, we'll head back the same way to Río Eléctrico and drive to El Chaltén. The activity takes about 12 hours, with a vertical gain of 1700 meters and snow slopes between 30º-40º.
Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


Certified Mountain Guide
Transfer to Rio Eléctrico
Rope & Glacier gear
VHF Radio
First-aid kit

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


Personal Equipment
Personal Travel & rescue insurance (highly recommended)
Services not specified

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.



• Waterproof trekking boots (*)
• 30L dayack
• Walking poles
• Sunglasses
• Sun-block and lip balm
• Pocket knife
• Headlamp
• Water bottle (1l)
• Gaiters
• Trekking pants
• Sweater (medium weight)
• Insulated hooded jacket(down or or synthetic)
• Waterproof pants & parka (gore-tex)
• Fleece jacket or wind stopper
• Windstopper and waterproof gloves (plus spares)
• Sun cap & wool or fleece hat
• Buff, or balaclava

NOTE: * We can rent you the boots. Please let us know when registering (also include your boot size).



Ice Axe
Harness & carabiners

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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