Backcountry - touring skiing

Cerro Gorra Blanca 2920 mts ice cap ascent expedition

Cerro Gorra Blanca Backcountry - touring skiing expedition Patagonia ArgentinaDuration: 6 days
Difficulty: Tough
Season: November to March (whole year for backcountry skiing option)
Minimum required age: 12 years

Mountain located at the Ice Cap, easy access, close to Paso Marconi. This is not a very technical mountain to climb since it's location, however we'll give this ascension the commitment that a great Andean climb involves. The days at the Ice Cap we will have to melt snow to drink and build protections with snow blocks for the tents. This same program may be done as a mountaineering option with crampons instead of skiing.

Itinerary:

Cerro Gorra Blanca Backcountry - touring skiing expedition Patagonia ArgentinaDay 1:
Meeting with our mountain guide at Patagonia Magica head office, gear checking. (D)

Day 2: Transfer to Rio Electrico, hike to Piedra del Fraile and camp at La Playita. Camp 1. Trekking time: 6 hrs. (B-L-D)

Day 3: Hike to Paso Marconi and Gorra Blanca basecamp. From now on our camps we'll be set up over the ice or snow. Camp 2. Trekking time: 8 hrs. (B-L-D)

Day 4: Ascension to Cerro Gorra Blanca the backcountry sking all the way down. Back to basecamp. Trekking time:10 hrs. (B-L-D)

Cerro Gorra Blanca touring skiing expedition Patagonia ArgentinaDay 5: Back to Piedra del Fraile, where we spend our last night at the mountain. Camp 4. Trekking time: 7 hrs. (B-L-D)

Day 6: Hike to Rio Electrico. Transfer to Chalten. (B-L)

Day 7:
Extras days in case of bad weather.

Note: We do our best to adhere to the schedule listed above, however this itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions.


Cerro Gorra Blanca expedition Patagonia ArgentinaIncludes:
gear (ropes, crampons, harnesses, backcountry skis and boots), guide and guide's assistant(s). transfers, camping and hotel lodging, meals as quoted (L: lunch, D: dinner, B: breakfast) with non alcoholic beverages. Also group equipment: tents, stoves, technical gear, first aid kit, GPS, and radio.

Not included: personal gear, clothes, boots, sleeping bag, backpack, phone calls, insurance, beverages and meals not detailed, porters and tips, hotel or inn lodging first and last day of the backcountry skiing trip.

Please check our difficulty grading chart!

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