Expedition page for our trip onto the Southern Patagonian Icecap in November and December 2011. Includes latest updates from the icecap, maps, tracking, itineraries and weather details.
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19th Nov – Leave Spain/UK
20th Day 1 – Arrival El Calefate airport. Transfer to El Chalten (3hrs).
21st Day 2 – Day in El Chalten buying food and provisions. Icecap permissions. Training (tent, ropework).
22nd Day 3 – Walk in to the campsite and refugio at Piedra del Fraile (Los Troncos). Level, sheltered and good, clean water available (4hrs).
23rd Day 4 – Move up to “La Playita” campsite by the side of Lago Electrico (3hrs).
24th Day 5 – To the Paso Marconi via the Marconi Glacier. 7-9hrs glacier walking with only 1 section of badly crevassed ground.
25th Day 6 – Traverse southwards on the icecap to the Cirque de los Altares (6hrs)
26th Day 7 – Southwards again coming off the ice below the Paso del Viento. Camp near to the Lago Ferrari (8hrs)
27th Day 8 – Up to the Paso del Viento and down eastwards into the Tunel valley (7hrs).
28th Day 9 – 1st Dec (day 12) – 4 spare days in case of bad weather / explore Glacier Rio Tunel with possible ascents of Cerro Murallon/Grande and Paso Solo Grande
2nd December – Back to El Chalten (8hrs).
3rd Dec Day 14 – Bus to airport at El Calafate. Flights home
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