Ski Cerro Castillo & El Chaltén
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Cerro Castillo is located 100km south of Coyaique, in the Aysén region of Chile. It´s an amazing area for the ski touring and backcountry ski, and is very pristine, away from Cities and ski resorts. Considered one of the hidden treasures of Southern Chile, with several mountains and Valleys to explore around!
The Villa Cerro Castillo is very small, with 500 inhabitants, and basic services: Grocery store, cafeteria, cabins. The new “Refugio Cerro Castillo” will be our base.
A long day driving , but very scenic as well, will be on day 7 from Villa Cerro Castillo to El Chaltén, 800km , mostly on the famous “40 road”.
El Chaltén offers the possibility to climb and ski moderate mountains with incredible surrounding views of Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and the Southern Ice Field.
Some of the ski options will be: Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani or Crestón and Cerro Madsen. These places are very remote, with incredible views of Fitz Roy and the Glaciers! You´ll rarely find any other people around...
It´s very important to have ski touring experience and very good fitness, because in all cases the approach to the snow will be walking and carrying your own skis.
The program in Fitz Roy area, it´s designed to do 2 or 3-day trips plus one camping trip for one night. This flexibility will allow you to adapt according to the weather conditions.
The ski tours are suitable for experienced tour-skiers with deep-snow experience. Controlled and safe skiing in any kind of snow and slopes of 35 ° should not be a problem. The ascent rate is between 1,000 and 1,800 Hm / day. Puncture technique required. Exercise in dealing with crampons is required, crampons and pimples are used in the tours. Ski tour tour experience is an advantage, but not mandatory. A valid international health and accident insurance is required for participation.
Day 1: Flight to Santiago – Balmaceda
Day 2: Reception at Coyhaique Airport and transfer to Villa Cerro Castillo. Lodging at Villa Cerro Castillo. Briefing with the guide; equipment check and details of the program.
Day 3: Ski at Portezuelo Ibáñez. Lodging at Villa Cerro Castillo.
Day 4: Approach day to Camp Neozelandés. Optional Ski in the afternoon. Camp Neozelandés.
Day 5: Full day ski Cerro Castillo area. Camp Neozelandés.
Day 6: Possible ski tour in the morning. Back to Villa Cerro Castillo in the Afternoon. Lodging at Villa Cerro Castillo.
Day 7: Long Day on the road, Transfer to El Chaltén ( Aprox. 12-14hs drive). Lodging at El Chaltén.
Day 8: Transfer to Mosquito Creek; Ski Loma del Diablo (1800m). Vertical drop: 1200m. Lodging at El Chaltén.
Day 9: Transfer to Lago del Desierto. Ski Cerro Vespignani ( 2146m). Vertical drop:1500m. Lodging at El Chaltén.
Day 10: Approach to Fitz Roy Basecamp. Ski in the afternoon at Glacier de los Tres. Camp. Poincenot.
Day 11: Ski Cerro Madsen (1806m). Vertical Gain1000m. Back to El Chaltén, lodging at El Chaltén.
Day 12: Transfer to El Calafate Airport. End of the services.
Day 13: Back at home
Included in the price
- Certified Mountain Guide UIAGM - IFMGA
- Detailed transportation (4x4 or Minibus)
- Detailed lodging, based on double occupancy (7 nights)
- Full Board on Camping days (B,BL,D) , 3 nights.
- Porters for Camping Equipment (Camp Neozelandés & Camp Poincenot)
- Double tents an kitchen set
- First Aid Kit
- VHF Radio or Sat Phone communication
- No Flights included
- Personal Equipment (Please see detailed list below)
- Personal insurance (It´s mandatory for guests to have accidents and rescue insurance)
- Restaurant Meals
- Alcoholic drinks
- Services not specified
All important information
Language in country: Spanish (Castellano)
Time difference: Santiago - minus 5 hrs. CET
Personal equipment: before the trip, all participants will receive a detailed list of materials
The date for the meeting will be set as early as possible, but not until we have been able to determine whether or not we will have enough participants. The company Mountain Sports makes every effort to organize an expedition professionally. This also includes the preparatory meeting. We are committed to providing our guests with complete important information and optimal materials. Both are important for the success of an expedition, if not essential.
For Chile, Argentinia no visas are required. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the travel dates.
The climate in the month of September can be compared to the months of April/May in Central Europe. During the day, it may be comfortably warm, but at night, the temperature may fall below freezing.
The following vaccinations are highly recommended: polio, tetanus.
Bernhard Neumann mountain guide - Mountain Sports Zillertal
Mountain Sports Zillertal
Early registration will ensure your place and will make the work of Mountain Sports much easier. For offers with train or flight arrival included in the package price, early registration is essential. Last-minute registrations may result in higher prices.
Terms and conditions
the terms and conditions of Mountain Sports Zillertal apply
5 persons € 3900,- p.P.
6 persons € 3400,- p.P.
7 persons € 3100,- p.P.
8 persons € 2900,- p.P.
09.09. - 21.09.2018
more dates on request
You should register as early as possible to reserve your desired date. After we have received your registration, you will get a written confirmation. We then ask you to make a deposit. The remaining balance will be due on-site at the beginning of the tour.