Paso Superior

Ascent to Paso Superior mountaineering expedition  Patagonia ArgentinaDuration: 4 days
Difficulty: Tough
Season: November to March
Required minimum age: 12 years

Last camp for climbers attempting the Fitz Roy summit. Spending the night bivouacking in snow holes waiting for the right weather conditions.


Day 1:
trek from El Chalten to Rio Blanco basecamp. Set up tents for camping. Trekking time: 3 hrs. (D)

Ascent to Paso Superior mountaineering expedition  Patagonia ArgentinaDay 2: hike up to Paso Superior, towering "de los tres" glacier, where we will dig a snow cave to spend the night bivouacking. Trekking time: 7 hrs. (B-L-D)

Day 3: If weather allows, visit Superior glacier, closest spot to Fitz Roy east wall. Back to Chalten. Trekking time: 9hrs. (B-L)

Day 4: Extra day in case of bad weather.

Includes: 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.

Not included: hotel/inn or camping lodging at El Chaltén before the trip and last day, personal gear, clothes, boots, skis, sleeping bag, back pack, phone calls, insurance, dinner and beverages not detailed, porters and tips.

Please check our difficulty grading chart!

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