Introduction to mountaineering course

We have also shorter treks on glaciers or / and climbing / hiking trips for 3 days /2 nights!! Special offers, contact us for more information!!!

Mountaineering Course, 5 days. January 13 th. USD 890.-
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Ice Cap Expedition 6 to 8 days. January 23 rd. USD 1450.-
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Duration: 5 days
Difficulty: Moderate - Beginners

mountaineering course cerro Torre Patagonia Argentina You have probably done some trekking and wondered if you could climb any of those beautiful mountains. This course will give the basic knowledge and skills to walk in a glacier, cross snowy passes and rock climbing.


Day 1:
introduction to knots, belaying and rock climbing. Practice in Chalten's nearby cliffs.

mountaineering course cerro Torre Patagonia ArgentinaDay 2:
early departure from Chalten to Laguna Torre base camp, where we set up our tents for camping. From there, we hike to Cerro Torre glacier. A walk through stonecutters and glacier moraines. Already at the glacier, practice with the use of crampons and ice axes, ice anchors, self arrest, belaying on snow and ice climbing. Back to base camp.

Day 3:
back to the glacier, practicing glacier traverse skills, self rescue, brief introduction to lead climbing.

Day 4:
prepare needed gear to spend a night at Torre glacier. Depending on the time of the year, we will look for a place to bivouac or build a snow cave. Practice in avalanche recognition, GPS navigation and mountain meteorology.

Day 5: last day at the mountain. We wake up early to explore the area. Back to Chalten. Farewell dinner.

mountaineering course cerro Torre Patagonia ArgentinaIncludes: transfers, camping lodging, meals as quoted (L: lunch, D: dinner, B: breakfast) with non alcoholic beverages, guiding service. Also group equipment: tents, stoves, technical gear, first aid kit, GPs, and radio. Climbing gear (ropes, crampons, harnesses, ice axes),

Not included: personal gear, clothes, boots, sleeping bag, back pack, phone calls, insurance, dinner and beverages not detailed, porters and tips.

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