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Data Sheet

2 days

Very difficult, training required.

Ski touring experience required

1-4 people per guide

VERTICAL DROP 1000 a 1300 m/day

July - August - September

Detailed Program

We will depart early in the morning to El Pilar (15 km). Once there, we will head up the “Río Blanco” valley, through the climbers camp, and start the steep ascent to “Laguna de los Tres” (1200m/a/s/l).

Then, we will continue with the skis up the East face of Cerro Madsen another 600m higher.

The views of Fitz Roy and Piedras Blancas Glacier are very impressive at the top! After a break and some photos, we´ll descent skiing , sometimes all the way down to the camp, then hike back to El Pilar and drive to El Chaltén.

The activity takes about 12 hours, with a total elevation gain around 1300 meters.

Note:  The Itinerary can be modified and should be considered only as a guide. External factors such us the conditions of the snow or weather conditions could change the original plan, and your Guides will have the criteria to change the program if they consider is necessary.

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


• Certified Mountain Guide UIAGM
• Technical equipment: crampons, harness, rope, etc.
• Local transfers
• VHF Radio or Sat Phone
• First-aid kit

Trekking El Chalten Patagonia


• Personal Equipment
• Meals not specified
• Services not specified

Packing List



• 40 to 60 l backpack
• Sleeping bag (-15c) *
• Sleeping mattress*
• Water bottle & thermo
• Extra t-shirt and socks
• Synthetic or merino base layers
• 2 fleeces (1 wind-stopper)
• Hooded puff jacket
• 2 pairs of gloves
• Buff & warm hat
• Waterproof jacket & pants
• Sunglasses & googles
• Sunbloc & lip protection
• Trekking shoes
• Ski crampons
• Headlamp
• Ski touring boots
• Ski touring skis & skins
• Ski poles
• Beacon-shovel-probe*
• Helmet (optional)

* If you need to rent some of these items, please let us know in advance. 

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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Contact Us

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