C erro Solo and Gorra Blanca are the classic mountaineering objectives in the Fitz Roy Range. While not too technical, they involve rock scrambling, glacier travel on highly crevassed terrain and steep snow and ice slopes. They also require an expedition approach and the weather challenge present on every Patagonia climb.
A great couple of objectives, with demanding climbing and the chance of experiencing the best views in the area: Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and the Continental Ice Cap.
● Ascent 2 classic peaks of Patagonia in an iconic range full of history
● Experience the best views on the Fitz Roy range
● Enjoy the small climber´s basecamp atmosphere of El Chalten town with its crags, bars, restaurants and wineries
● Take advantage of the personalized service that makes Andes Mountain Guides the best option in Patagonia
The Patagonia 2 Summits Trip
We start our trip in Calafate, your arrival point. The drive to Chalten will give you a first glimpse of the inmense dessertic step landscabe with its guanacos (a lama cousin), choiques (similar to ostrich) and condors. Once we arive to the little town of Chalten, we enjoy a good dinner in town and get ready for the next day.
Our first goal is Cerro Solo, which we aproach by tha Fitz Roy River. From camp we deal with a rocky loose trail with some scrambling sections to get to the glacier. Then we travel a steep glacier with huge crevases to get to the summit. The views from here are incredible, specially of the Cerro Torre range.
On our second objective, Cerro Gorra Blanca, is located within the Continental Ice Cap, close to Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy peaks. Besides the Marconi Glacier, Gorra Blanca is also a border point with Chile.
Being an easier objective than its famous neighbors, Gorra Blanca rewards the climber with the stunning Ice Cap landscape while providing the challenge of ascending a major peak on the mythical Patagonia.
A great program that allows us to climb one peak on each of the 2 main valleys of the area.
Why come with us?
AMG offers the highest standards on technical guided climbs in Patagonia. Being a small company specialized on custom trips, we keep our Patagonia 2 Summits trip with the same spirit, offering a personalized service in every aspect, with the advantage of having an office both in Argentina and in the USA. Our guides are fully IFMGA certified, elite alpinists with extensive experience working not only in Patagonia but all around the world.
“Climbing in Patagonia was the culmination of years of training, reading, and dreaming. When I met Juan on a porch in Chalten, I knew immediately I was in good hands. His preparation for our time together was a savvy compilation of weather conditions, route knowledge, and ambition, evolving daily to provide the ultimate Patagonian experience. Juan never failed to produce a smile, even in the tough conditions and always knew just how to encourage me, that I could climb my best. During down time in camp he showed me a wealth of new knowledge that has served me well since our trip. Not only that, his in-tent stir-fry is the best I’ve ever had! I wouldn’t hesitate to call on the team at Andes Mountain Guides in the future. These guys all know their craft and the areas they guide extremely well, having formed deep relationships with locals over the years. With seeming ease, they put everything together to make my dream come true.”
James Sellers, Portland OR