Andes Adventure

I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia
 
 

Fitz Roy Circuit & Ice Cap Traverse

A challenging circumnavigation of the towers of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre via the continental ice cap. Our self sufficient expedition will appeal to those looking for the ultimate Patagonian adventure with spectacular and rarely seen views of the dramatic granite spires of Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. The Patagonian ice-field is one of the biggest fresh water reservoirs left in the world. This is probably one of the wildest trekking experiences that does not involve high altitudes and climbing. Very few people have undertaken this traverse and it is very unlikely that we shall meet anyone else. Whilst not technical, this trip involves long trekking days carrying a full pack whilst using snow shoes at times. In the truest sense of exploratory trekking, this trip is weather dependent and the full circuit cannot be guaranteed. However we have included spare contingency days to give us the best opportunity to achieve our goal in case of poor weather. Whether we complete the circuit or not, one thing is guaranteed - pure adventure in a remote wilderness.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Calafate
DAY 2 Drive to El Chalten and prepare for expedition
DAYS 3/6 Commence trek via Marconi Glacier, Marconi Pass, the Continental Ice-Field, Viedma Glacier, Paso del Viento
DAYS 7/8 Rest day and contingency day
DAY 9 Cross Huemul Pass
DAY 10 Descend to Viedma Lake to meet boat to Bahía Túnel, drive to El Chalten
DAY 11 Return to Calafate, where trip concludes

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Trip Code: FZC
Trip Grading: Entry Level Mountaineering or Exploratory Treks
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Trekking Mountaineering
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Next Trip:  29 November 2014
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price: $4,690.00 NZD

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