Ski Cerro Eléctrico

Data Sheet

Best time of the year: Julio - August - September



Very difficult, training required



Ski touring experience required



1700 m



1-4 people per guide


Full Day 12 hs

We will depart early in the morning to Río Eléctrico (10 miles). Once there, we will start at the trail to Piedra del Fraile for the first 30 min, and then we´ll head up off the trail trough a dry canyon and steep slope , until we reach the base of the Glacier.

The terrain is steep, and usually requires the use of crampons at some point. Once at the Glacier, we will put on skis and continue the ascent with the skins up to the summit of Cerro Eléctrico ( 2257m), The views of Fitz Roy and Piedras Blancas Glacier from the shoulder and the summit are astonishing! After a lunch break and photos, we´ll descent skiing to the base of the glacier , and hiking back to Río Eléctrico and drive to El Chaltén.

The activity takes about 12 hours, with a vertical gain of 1700 meters and slopes between 30º-35º.


Our Mountain Guides will have the final call to modify either partially or totally any program when safety conditions require.

Essential Information

Please take note!

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• 30-40 lts daypack
• Water bottle & thermo 1l
• Lunch box
• Synthetic or merino base layers
• 2 fleeces (100-200)
• Hooded puff jacket
• 2 pairs of gloves
• Buff & warm hat
• Waterproof pants & jacket
• Sunglasses & googles
• Sunbloc & lip protection
• Trekking shoes
• Gaiters
• Headlamp
• Ski touring boots
• Ski touring skis & skins
• Ski poles
• Beacon-shovel-probe *
Items marked with * can be rented in El Chaltén

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• Certified Mountain Guide UIAGM
• Technical equipment: crampons, harness, rope, etc.)
• Local transfers
• VHF Radio or Sat Phone
• First-aid kit

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• Personal Equipment (Please see detailed list below)
• Personal insurance (It´s mandatory to hired your own accidents and rescue insurance)
• Restaurant Meals
• Lift Tickets
• Alcoholic drinks
• Gratuities
• Services not specified

Some pictures of this program

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U$S 2.499 

Programed Dates: Ask for custom departures.

Ski touring in El Chaltén

U$S 1.500

Programed Dates: August: 4rd to 10th • 11th to 17th • 18th to 24rd • 25th to 31st
September:  1st to 7th • 8th to 14th • 15th to 21st • 22nd to 28th 

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U$S 3.099

Programed Dates: Ask for custom departures.

Ski touring in El Chaltén 4 Days!

U$S 900

Programed Dates: Ask for custom departures.

Ski Bariloche & Chaltén

U$S 2.999

Programed Dates: September 9th to 21st  

Ski Bariloche 7 Days! 

U$S 1.500

Programed Dates: July 7-13 • 14-20 • 21-27 /
September 1 -7 •  9-15


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Contact us and schedule your trip

Our Office
Our office is located at El Chaltén, Patagonia Argentina.

This is our meeting point and base of operations for all our programs

Eduardo Brenner 88 (9301)
El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Email for inquiries

From outside of Argentina:
Phone: ++54-2962-493194
Cel Phone: ++54-9-2962-409207

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