El Chaltén

Ascent of Loma de Las Pizarras (1708 m.a.s.l.)

Length: 1 day
Grade of difficulty: Moderate
Experience required: Trekking experience
Season: October to April
Group size: 1 to 4 people
Ratio: 1 guide : 4 pax

Description

A non-technical ascent to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the two most imposing valleys in the National Park. We invite you to marvel at the unique views of the imposing granite masses of Mounts Torre and Fitz Roy.

Itinerary

We start our approach using the traditional path to Laguna de los Tres. When we reach a fork, we take the path that leads past the beautiful Madre and Hija lagoons. Our ascent starts in the middle of an imposing lenga beech forest and gets gradually steeper as we go along.

We cross an area of boulders on our way to the south ridge of Loma de Las Pizarras; depending on the time of year we may have to use crampons or snow shoes to cross areas of snow. Upon reaching the summit we enjoy one of the most stunning views of Fitz Roy, its surrounding needle-like peaks and as far as Lake Viedma, located far off on the steppe. Unforgettable! We make our descent along the path through the valley of the Torre Lagoon

  • Meals: Packed lunch.
  • Distance: 16 Km.
  • Walking time: 12 hours.
  • Height gain: 1200 m.
  • Programme details
  • Requirements:
  • Fit - be able and willing to carry a back pack weighing 6/8 Kg.
  • Trekking experience required.
  • No prior technical experience required.
  • Includes:
  • Mountain guide (AAGM/EPGAMT - APN)
  • Technical equipment
  • Food during the ascent (Packed lunch)
  • Tourist Activities Permit (Los Glaciares National Park)
  • Doesn't include:
  • Personal kit (see suggested personal kit)
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Services not specified in the program
  • Equipment and logistics:
  • All technical and safety equipment will be provided.
  • If you forget any items of kit, or find that anything that you have brought is unsuitable, equipment is available for hire in El Chaltén
  • All meals will be provided during the activity.
  • We have digital camera equipment, GPS and Talk About or VHF walkie-talkies available for hire.
  • Equipment provided:
  • Snow shoes
  • Crampons
  • Harnesses
  • Ropes and safety equipment
  • First aid kit
  • VHF radio
  • Recommended personal kit:
  • 30 litre back pack
  • Warm hat (fleece type)
  • Sun hat
  • Buff type neckerchief
  • Synthetic short and long sleeve shirts
  • Fleece
  • Gore-tex anorak with hood
  • Trekking trousers
  • Gore-Tex or Ultrex waterproof overtrousers
  • Gaiters
  • Fleece gloves
  • Trekking boots
  • Telescopic trekking poles
  • Sunglasses with UV filter
  • Sunscreen (FPS 60) and lip balm
  • Nalgene type 1 litre water bottle
  • Wide adhesive tape or blister plasters
  • Personal hygiene set
  • Swiss army knife
  • Toilet paper
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