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Ski One Week

Chaltén Freeride

by Mountaineering Patagonia — since 1998 guiding in El Chaltén

Program 5

Data Sheet

» Duration: 7 Days
» Lodging: Double rooms
» Best time of the year: August - September
» Difficulty: 4 (very difficult!)
» Ski touring experience required
» Training and fitness required
» Group size: 1 to 4


For fans and lovers of backcountry ski, El Chaltén offers the possibility to climb and ski moderate mountains with incredible surrounding views of Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and the Southern Ice Field.

Some of the options are: Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani and Cerro Madsen. These places are very remote, and you´ll rarely find any other people around...

It´s very important to have experience and very good fitness, because in all cases the approach to the snow is walking and carrying your own skis.

The program it´s designed to do 2 or 3-day trips plus one camping trip for one or two nights. This flexibility will allow you to adapt according to the weather conditions.


Step by step details

Day 1: Reception at El Calafate Airport and transfer to El Chaltén. Meet your guide; check your equipment and the program n detail. Lodging at El Chaltén.

Day 2: Transfer to Mosquito River; Ski Loma del Diablo (1800m). Vertical drop: 1200m. Lodging at El Chaltén.

Day 3: Transfer to Lago del Desierto. Ski  Cerro Vespignani ( 2146m). Vertical drop:1500m.
Lodging at El Chaltén..

Day 4: Approach to Fitz Roy Basecamp. Optional ski in the afternoon at Glacier de los Tres.

Camp. Poincenot.

Day 5: Ski Cerro Madsen (1806m). Vertical Gain1000m. Camp. Poincenot.

Day 6: Back to El Chaltén. Lodging at El Chaltén.

Day 7: Transfer to El Calafate Airport. End of the services.

The Itinerary can be modified and should be considered only as a guide. External factors such us the conditions of the snow or weather conditions could change the original plan, and your guide will have the criteria to change the program if he consider is necessary


Private Transfer Calafate-Chaltén-Calafate
Local Transfers from El Chalten
4 nights lodging in Hostel, based on private double rooms.
Mountain Guide UIAGM - IFMGA ( 5 days)
Camping Assistant
Double tents an kitchen set
Camping meals: 3 lunches , 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts.
Technical equipment for Glaciers: Crampons, harnesses, ropes, etc.
First Aid Kit
Radio or Satellite communication


Personal Equipment ( see detailed list below)
Meals not specified
Services not specified


Backpacks 30 and 60 liters
Sleeping Bag and sleeping mattress*
Head lamp
Water bottle and small thermo flask
Trekking shoes
Merino or synthetic base layers
Polar 100 and wind stopper
Down or synthetic hooded jacket
2 pairs of gloves
Warm hut and buff
Extra socks
Waterproof pants and Jacket ( Gore-Tex)
Lens and goggles
Sun bloc & lip protection
Ski touring set: Skis, skins, boots, and poles.
Safety set: Shovel, beacon, probe*

Note: The items marked * could be rented at El Chaltén..



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