Elevation gain 1300 meters
1 - 3 people per guide
Difficult, physically demanding as it is a long journey
We´ll leave El Chaltén early in the morning, transfer to Hostería El Pilar.After passing Fitz Roy camp, We will continue up to Laguna de los Tres and, continuing up, we will mount the rocky ridge east of Cerro Madsen.
Depending on the time of the year, it is common to find some snow patches above. In the prescence of snow, we will most likely use crampons, ice axe and short roping.
The view from the top is possibly the most imposing and closest view to mount Fitz Roy and Piedras Blancas Glacier. We´ll descent back same way to El Chaltén. This is a long day, estimating from 12 to 14 hours of activity.
Certified Mountain Guide
Transfer to El Pilar
Ropes & Glacier gear
Transportation from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Lodging at El Chaltén
Porters ( at your request)
Personal Travel & rescue insurance (highly recommended)
Services not specified
• Waterproof trekking boots (*)
• 30L dayack
• Walking poles
• Sun-block and lip balm
• Pocket knife
• Water bottle (1l)
• 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).
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