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Distance

6.12 mi

Elevation gain

5,371 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

5,371 ft

Max elevation

7,083 ft

Trailrank

63

Min elevation

1,748 ft

Trail type

Loop

Time

8 hours 40 minutes

Coordinates

1861

Uploaded

November 27, 2016

Recorded

March 2014

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7,083 ft
1,748 ft
6.12 mi

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near El Chaltén, Santa Cruz (Argentina)

For now I paste the description that I supplied to the 360° summit panorama
http://www.panorama-photo.net/panorama.php?pid=19838

A mountain where the fierce winds blowing from the Hielo Sur produce, together with the whirling snow, a noise like that of thunder in an electrical storm: this is what Padre Alberto De Agostini named «Cerro Eléctrico». De Agostini himself realized the first ascent of the mountain, in 1932, together with the Italian guide Mario Derriard.
The scenic East side the Cerro hosts a steep glacier, which turns the East summit into a rather known ski ascent. I wanted to research the chance to climb the summit from Piedra del Fraile, on the north side, since once there was a busy ongoing Internet quarrel on the topic. Namely, the summit was reported as a viable peak for trekkers in the first edition of the Lonely Planet «Trekking in the Patagonian Andes». But several voices on the net dubbed the author of the volume, Clem Lindenmayer, as a perfect irresponsible, sending the poor trekkers straight into jeopardy...
I do not know if the route that I followed is the one proposed by Lonely Planet. Since I gradually got rid of all the guidebooks during my subsequent bicycle tour, I do no longer own that volume. In any case, I did not feel the mountain inaccessible. I heavily suspect that the whole quarrel was simply originated by somebody who got lost en route.

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Waypoint

Refugio Los Troncos

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Bridge

Little river

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Start of ascent

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Wilderness hut

Big stone

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Intersection

Leave track to Cuadrado

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Mountain pass

Secondary ridge

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Waypoint

Red scree slope

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Mountain pass

Saddle below Castillo negro

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Ridge above saddle

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Gendarme detour

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Red gendarme

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Summit panorama

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Location of the summit 360°.
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Summit

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Upper ridge

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Red couloir

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Mountain pass

Saddle above lake

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Start of a direct couloir leading down to the snowfield on the side of the lake.
Waypoint

Snowfield

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Leads directly down to the camping spot.
Campsite

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Waypoint

Limit of forest

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Panorama

Big rock and viewpoint

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