Patagonia Expeditions

Ice cap mountaineering expedition Patagonia Argentina
Patagonia Ica Cap expedition:
Paso Marconi - Paso del Viento Traverse

Duration: 10 days (scheduled dates & tailor-made private group options also!)
Difficulty: Tough
Season: November to March
Minimum required age: 12 years
Minimum group size: 2 people

Scheduled dates:

Ice cap mountaineering expedition Patagonia Argentina22nd to 30th of October 2016
5th to 13th of November 2016
3rd to 11th of December 2016
16th to 24th of December 2016
7th to 15th of January 2017
21th to 29th of January 2017
11th to 19th of February 2017
25th of February to 5th of March 2017


Ice cap mountaineering expedition Patagonia ArgentinaThis traverse will immerse us into the South Ice Cap of Patagonia, Argentina. You don't have to be a climber nor a super sport guy to participate in this mountaineering adventure. Great mountain expedition surrounding Fitz Roy and Torre ranges, crossing through Marconi,


Day 1:
Arrival to Chalten. Meeting with the mountain guides at our office where we check the personal gear. Lodging at hostel or hotel on your own, not included in price(D)

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

Ice cap mountaineering expedition Patagonia ArgentinaDay 3: Hike to Paso Marconi. 1450 mtrs. (Entry to the Ice Cap), through Marconi glacier. This day we put our crampons, ropes, harnesses and ice axes. From now on our camps will be set up over the ice or snow. Camp 2.
Trekking time: 7 hrs. (B-L-D)

Day 4: Paso Marconi - Circo de los Altares traverse, camp in the middle of the Ice Cap. (Viedma Glacier), with an incredible view of Fitz Roy and Torre ranges. Camp 3. Trekking time: 6 hrs. (B-L-D)

Day 5: Circo de los Altares - Laguna de los Esquies traverse. Great view of Mariano Moreno range, Cerro Luca and South Ice Cap. Camp 4.
Trekking time: 6hrs. (B-L-D)

Ice cap mountaineering expedition Patagonia Argentina Day 6: Hike Laguna de los Esquies - Paso del Viento - Laguna Toro, through Tunel glacier and Tunel valley. Camp 5.
Trekking time
: 7 hrs. (B-L-D)

Day 7: Back to Chalten through Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.
Trekking time: 6 hrs. (B-L)

Days 8 and 9: Extras days in case of bad weather. arrival to El Chalten.
End of our services.

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

Ice cap mountaineering expedition Patagonia Argentina Includes: gear (ropes, crampons, harnesses), mountain guide and guide's assistant(s). transfers, camping 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, hotel / hostel lodging at the beginnig and end of the trip, phone calls, insurance, beverages and meals not detailed, porters and tips.

NOTE: You will have to carry a 15/18 kilos backpack. We will share the general gear and food. (Personal porters may be hired at extra expense fee).

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