07-20-2008, 02:06 PM
Patagonian Icefield Expedition Nov/Dec 2008
We are now taking bookings for this "trip of a lifetime". Dates will be decided soon but it will likely be a mid-November start.
The objective of the trip is to make a circuit of the Fitzroy and Cerro Torre Ranges, traversing the Patagonian Icecap.
Day 1 - arrival in El Calefate by air. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 - Day in El Calafate buying food and provisions. Hotel.
Day 3 - Transfer by bus to El Chalten at the foot of Mt Fitzroy. Hotel.
Day 4 - Walk in to the campsite by the Lago Electrico know as "La Playita". Level, sheltered and good, clean water available. (6hrs walk)
Day 5 - To the Paso Marconi via the Marconi Glacier. 7hrs glacier walking with only 1 section of badly crevassed ground.
Day 6 - Traverse southwards on the icecap to the Cirque de los Altares
Day 7 - Southwards again coming off the ice below the Paso del Viento. Camp near to the Lago Ferrari.
Day 8 - Up to the Paso del Viento and down eastwards into the Tunel valley.
Day 9 - Walk out to El Chalten.
Days 10,11 & 12 - spare days in case of bad weather.
Day 13 - Bus back to El Calefate. Hotel
Day 14 - Flight home from El Calafate.
If we have spare days at the end of the circuit we shall make short trips into the heart of the Fitzroy and Cerro Torre mountains and glaciers.
An extension will be on offer to establish a basecamp on the Patagonian icefield. From there we shall make "alpine style" attempts on some of the remarkeable summits surrounding the icecap.
See http://www.spanishhighs.co.uk/patagonia-...ition.html for further details or drop me a email
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