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Data Sheet

3 days

Elevation gain 1600 meters

1 - 3 people per guide

30° to 50° Glacier slopes, scramble (grade II-III)

Very difficult: physically very demanding

September to March

Introduction

The objective of this trip is to climb “Cerro Solo” (2121m/a/s/l), which is a classic mountaineering ascent, challenging but without technical difficulties. The terrain are steep screes, some scramble and glacier slopes between 30° to 50°.
This is a very scenery peak due to the mountain location.

Itinerary

DAY 1

The day starts with a trek to Laguna Torre (2,5 hours walk from El Chaltén). We´ll have an early dinner in order to rest

DAY 2

Early wake up call for our summit attempt (2-3am). From Laguna Torre, we´ll get across the Fitz Roy River by a Zip line cable and start heading up to the “Cerro Solo”. The trail it´s very steep on scree and rocky terrain until we´ll reach the base of the Glacier.
We´ll continue with crampons, ice axe and rope up the glacier slope to the top. The steepest section is 50° slope. Once on the glacier, we will progress roped in, using crampons and ice axe, up to the summit (2121m). The panoramic views of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre are worth the effort! After a break and photos, we´ll start our long descent back to the our campsite.
The ascent takes about 7hs plus another 5 hs down (12 to 14 hs total)

DAY 3

After a good night rest, we´ll head back to El Chaltén (2,5hs)

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INCLUDED SERVICES

• Certified Mountain Guide
• 4 seasons tent
• Kitchen set & utensils
• Glacier equipment: crampons, harness, rope, helmet, ice axe, etc.
• VHF Radio
• First-aid kit
• Expedition food
• GPS

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NOT INCLUDED SERVICES

• 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.

1

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

• Mountaineering boots (*)
• 50-60L Back Pack
• Sleeping Bag (-15°C)
• Bivy sac
• Insulating mattress
• Walking poles
• Sunglasses & goggles (UV)
• sun-block and lip balm
• Compeed or second skin
• Hygienic set & duct tape
• Pocket knife
• Headlamp (batteries)
• Bottle and thermo flask (1l)
• Gaiters
• Snickers or light trekking shoes
• Long underwear (top and bottom) synthetic or wool
• Warm pants and shirt
• Sweater (medium weight)
• Insulated hooded jacket(down or or synthetic)
• Waterproof pants & parka (gore-tex)
• Fleece jacket or wind stopper
• 3 pairs of socks (2 thick and one liner, not cotton)
• Windstopper and waterproof gloves (plus spares)
• Sun cap & wool or fleece hat
• Buff, or balaclava

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

2

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

• Crampons
• Ice Axe
• Harness & carabiners
• Helmet

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.

NOTE

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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