Dates - Mid-November for 2 weeks (3 weeks optional)
Objective is a traverse of the icecap surrounding the Fitzroy and Cerro Torre ranges taking in as much of the icecap as we can. We get onto the icecap at Paso Marconi via Rio Electrico valley, visit the magnificent and dramatic Circo de los Altares and return via Paso del Viento and the Rio Tunel valley to El Chalten.
Min 5 people required for trip to go ahead! Get booking to avoid disapointment, only limited spaces available
For those going on Expeditions to Patagonia, Polar or Greater Ranges we run a short 2 day "Expedition Preparation Course" which can be "bolted on" to our existing Winter Skills Mountaineering or Alpine Introduction Courses
Taken from GPS signals November 2014
Patagonia 3 week ice cap expedition expertly led by Richard Hartley of Spanish Highs. The expedition was successful in crossing the ice cap. The secondary aim of climbing one of the many rarely climbed peaks on the ice cap was cancelled due to lots of fresh deep wet snow causing avalanches. It is a stunning location well worth the long journey. It is challenging and enough time should be allowed to deal with the weather which dictates what can and cannot be attempted. We were lucky on this expedition that we experienced a great weather window.
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