EL CHALTEN - ICE TREK - TORRE GLACIER

The Ice Trek on the Torre Glacier is a classic of El Chalten, the Ice Trek is specially designed for those trekkers who are not mountaineers, but are looking for a chance of walking on ice and an introduction to ice climbing.

This program is offered to anyone over 15 years of age in good shape.

You will spend around 3 hours on the ice, getting close to one of the most spectacular panoramas of Patagonia – the south face of Cerro Torre, Torre Egger and Standhard, and other peaks such as Bifida, Hombre Sentado Pass, and an unusual view of the west face of the Fitz Roy Range.

The services start in Chaltén and end at Cerro Torre’s base camp (Thorwood), about two and a half hours of easy walking from El Chaltén.

Difficulty Grade: Difficult

EXCURSION DETAILS:
07:00 hs: Start of the walk following Fitz Roy river’s valley. Arriving at Thorwood base camp, next to Lake Torre. Walking distance 10 km, 2 and a half hours.
09:00 hs: Thorwood camp, crampon an harness check.
10:00 hs: The hikes continues around lake Torre, and across river Fitz Roy by means of a tyrolean rope. Following the rim of the moraine until dropping on the surface of Grande Glacier.
On the Ice: Basic Glacier travel procedures, glacier behaviour and basic ice climb practice.
• 17:00 hs: Return to camp, Snack (tea, coffee, cookies) . End of our services.

SUGGESTED GEAR

CAMPING OPTIONS:
If you wish to cut this long day, one or two camping night options are available.
This allows you to explore further the surroundings of Cerro Torre base camp, and Lake Torre, enjoy unique views of Cerro Torre in different light conditions. Camping option include main meals, double tents, sleeping bags, and insulating mats.

ALL INCLUSIVE GLACIER TREKKING
One night camping in Thorwood camp, either the previous day as the ice walk. The meeting with the guide will always be at 0900 am at the campsite.
Or one night after the ice walk to rest and enjoy the area.

 Rates

FULL DAY

WITH CAMPING
ICE TREK
$110.-
$190.-

Rates in USA Dollar per passenger, valid until April 2012

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