Time  8 hours 40 minutes

Coordinates 1861

Uploaded November 27, 2016

Recorded March 2014

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7,083 ft
1,748 ft
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1.5
3.1
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

Bridge

Little river

Waypoint

Start of ascent

Shelter

Big stone

Intersection

Leave track to Cuadrado

Mountain pass

Secondary ridge

Waypoint

Red scree slope

Mountain pass

Saddle below Castillo negro

Waypoint

Ridge above saddle

Waypoint

Gendarme detour

Waypoint

Red gendarme

Waypoint

Summit panorama

Location of the summit 360°.
Waypoint

Summit

Waypoint

Upper ridge

Waypoint

Red couloir

Mountain pass

Saddle above lake

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

Snowfield

Leads directly down to the camping spot.
Camping

Camping spot

Waypoint

Limit of forest

panorama

Big rock and viewpoint

13 comments

  • Photo of Alberto Pedrotti

    Alberto Pedrotti Nov 27, 2016

    Description: http://www.panorama-photo.net/panorama.php?pid=19838 https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/cerro-electrico-15628173#wp-15628185/photo-9744019

  • Photo of Alberto Pedrotti

    Alberto Pedrotti Nov 27, 2016

    Larger: https://goo.gl/5QpWV9 https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/cerro-electrico-15628173#wp-15628185/photo-9744019

  • Elvis Acevedo Nov 27, 2017

    Hi.

    by this route you reached the summit of the electric mountain????

    Best Regards.

  • Photo of Alberto Pedrotti

    Alberto Pedrotti Nov 27, 2017

    Yes, as you see in the photos.
    Best,
    Alberto.

  • Elvis Acevedo Nov 27, 2017

    Gracias!!

    Estaba buscando por donde subir el Eléctrico y no lo tenía muy claro.

    Saludos!!!

  • Elvis Acevedo Nov 27, 2017

    La aguja de la izq es el Castillo Negro? https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/cerro-electrico-15628173#wp-15628179/photo-9743772

  • Elvis Acevedo Nov 27, 2017

    Conoces la ruta del XXX Aniversario?

    Slds. https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/cerro-electrico-15628173#wp-15628179/photo-9743779

  • Photo of Alberto Pedrotti

    Alberto Pedrotti Nov 27, 2017

    Si. Mirando a
    http://www.panorama-photo.net/panorama.php?pid=19047
    yo aquí estoy bajo del Cerro Electríco, entre negro y rojo, y el Castillo Negro està arriba.
    https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/cerro-electrico-15628173#wp-15628179/photo-9743772

  • Elvis Acevedo Nov 27, 2017

    Hermosa foto!!! https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/cerro-electrico-15628173#wp-15628179/photo-9743772

  • tkbattaglia Jan 30, 2019

    Any glacier crossing on this route? Thanks!

  • Photo of Alberto Pedrotti

    Alberto Pedrotti Jan 30, 2019

    No. On the final ridge you are right at the margin of the glacier, but there is no glacier-crossing issue.
    Cheers, Alberto.

  • Photo of PeterGabriel

    PeterGabriel Feb 3, 2019

    Hello Alberto.

    Is it necessary any ice climbing equipment? Crampons, Piolet, ropes

  • Photo of Alberto Pedrotti

    Alberto Pedrotti Sep 16, 2019

    No, for the route described here you do not need anything.
    Climbing via the glacier, of course, you need.
    Cheers, Alberto.

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