T his is a real alpine climbing challenge in authentic Patagonian style. Only for hardcore experienced alpinists, we warm up climbing Cerro Solo, where we  also review and refine climbing techniques; later we’ll move up to Laguna sucia, from where we attempt a classic ice and rock climb at Aguja de la S. After several pitches of perfect granite splitters at “S”, our next goal is  Aguja Guillaumet, which we attempt through the classic Fonrouge route (mostly rock) or by the Amy Couloir (mostly ice), depending on conditions. Start training right now and get ready for the real thing on one of the wildest spots for alpine climbing on earth!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

● Climb with a local IFMGA certified mountain guide, bilingual, with tons of experience in this climb.
● Experience the ultimate patagonic challenge, a tough climb that involves almost every climbing skill.
● Ascent 3 classic peaks of Patagonia in an iconic range full of history.
● 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 Alpine Trilogy

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, Aguja de L´S,  we use a rock cave by Laguna Sucia as a starting point to get to the glacier. Passing the bergschrund is a real challenge, followed by steep alpine snow and ice to reach the rock. Once on the Austrian route, great crack climbing in perfect granite await for us, before getting to the notch and then to the summit.

Our last peak is Aguja Guilaumet we wake up early  before getting to the start of our climb. Depending on our route, we´ll be able to climb alpine snow and ice up to 80 degrees on the Amy route or deal with 5.9 to 10.b rock grades on the Brenner or the Founrouge. All of this three options join at some point, where we have to climb easy terrain and a snowy ridge to get to the summit.

A great program that allows us to climb on peak on each of the three main valleys of the area.

Why come with us?

AMG offers the highests standards on technical guided climbs in Patgonia. Being a small company specialized on custom trips, we keep our Patagonia Alpine Trilogy 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.

Reviews

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