Ice field Expedition around Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. 8 Day Circuit

This trip offers the possibility to hike around Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, through the Southern Ice field, and back To El Chalten. 

The Patagonia Ice FIield is the third biggest mass of ice in the World after Antarctica and Greenland, and the biggest if you think outside the polar surface. It extends from North to South for 350 km. 49 Glaciers begin here such us Upsala Glacier (902 km²), Marconi, Glacier, Viedma Glacier (978 km²) and Perito Moreno (258 km²) in Argentina and Pio XI, O'Higgins and Grey in Chile.

Experience in Hiking is requiered. Crampons and Snowshoes are needed (included).

20-25 kg Back Pack, you may hire a porter. 15kg. off your weight.

WEATHER IN PATAGONIA
It ́s  important to take into account that the weather in El Chalten is very unstable. This expedition counts with two extra days to improve the odds of success. Waiting, continuing, or suspending decision will be on our Mountain Guide criteria. No refunds will be issued in any of this cases.

INCLUDED.

  • Ceritified Montain Guide. 
  • 1 assistant every 3 pax.
  • All meals during the trek.
  • 2 hostel nights in El Chalten (Please see add-ons for upgrade.)
  • Satellite phone for emergencies during the trek.
  • 4 season Mountain Hardwear tents.
  • Snowshoes MSR or BALDAS & BLACK DIAMOND crampons.
  • Private property fees.
  • Personal Accidents insurence.
  • Fist Aid Kit.
  • Parque Nacional Los Glaciares Permits.

NOT INCLUDED.

  • Meals and hostel in El Calafate.
  • Transport from/to El Calafate.
  • Hostel in El Chalten in case you return earlier than expected.
  • Personal gear. (see list below).
  • Non specified in this program.
  • Tips.

PERSONAL GEAR REQUIRED.

*You may rent in our store. 30% discount.

**You may buy in our store. Please check availability.

  • Backpack 60-70l.*
  •  3 pair of socks.**
  •  Shoes for wading.
  •  Sleeping Bag down or synthetic -15o.*
  •  Insulated Mattress.*
  •  1L Bottle.
  •  Syntethic underwear top and pant. 
  •  Softshell pant.
  •  Fleece.
  •  Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex or similar).**
  •  Down Jacket or similar.**
  •  Hiking poles.*
  •  Sunglasses with UV protection.*
  •  Sun block and lip balm.
  •  Waterproof Overpant (Gore-tex or similar).**
  •  Gloves (3 pairs).**
  •  Cup or similar.**
  •  Gaiters.*
  •  Mountaineering boots.*
  •  Neck protection.**
  •  Personal hygiene set.
  •  Headlamp with extra batteries.**
  •  Fleece beanie or similar. **

Book this trip as a private departure just for you and your group

on your chosen date. Contact us for conditions, costs and availability. 

Additional Information

Difficulty
Hard. A lot of Hiking experience.
Backpack weight
18-25 kg

DAY 1. Hostel included. El Chalten to Rio Electrico, hike to La Playita. 7 hours. (L,D)

DAY 2. La Playita to Paso Marconi. 10 hours. 1000mts gain. (B,L,D)

DAY 3. Paso Marconi. Cerro Gorra Blanca Ascent (2900mts). Paso Marconi. (B,L,D) This is an extra day for bad weather, in case weather conditions are not good the ascent wont be an option. It will be up to Mountain Guide`s decition.

DAY 4. Paso Marconi to Circo de los Altares.(B,L,D)

DAY 5. Circo de los Altares to Laguna Ferrari.(B,L,D)

DAY 6. Laguna Ferrari to Laguna Toro.(B,L,D)

DAY 7. Laguna Toro back to El Chalten. Group Dinner. Drinks not included.

DAY 8. Extra bad weather day. (hostel or meals not included in case this hiking day is not used.) Another activity will be offered. Hostel included.

 

 

Highlights

  • Southern Patagonia Icefield.
  • Lago Electrico.
  • Paso Marconi.
  • Piedra del Fraile.
  • Paso del Viento.
  • Cerro Gorra Blanca.
  • Laguna Toro.
  • Glaciar Viedma.
  • Glaciar Perito Moreno.

Route

  1. El Chalten
  2. Rio Electrico
  3. La Playita
  4. Paso Marconi
  5. Circo de los Altares
  6. Paso del Viento
  7. Laguna Toro
  8. Patagonia Hikes