Backcountry - touring skiing
Cerro Gorra Blanca 2920 mts ice cap ascent
Season: November to March (whole year for backcountry skiing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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