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Distance

6.1 mi

Elevation gain

4,259 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

4,045 ft

Max elevation

5,755 ft

Trailrank

65 5

Min elevation

2,147 ft

Trail type

One Way

Time

22 hours 52 minutes

Coordinates

1909

Uploaded

July 30, 2018

Recorded

February 2014
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5,755 ft
2,147 ft
6.1 mi

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near El Chaltén, Santa Cruz (Argentina)

An easy but very rewading scramble to the saddle dividing Cerro Solo and Cerro Grande or, if one prefers, Glaciar Grande and Glaciar Tunel.

Incredible views on Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy.

The track starts from the southern bank of the Torre glacier, which can be accessed substantially in two ways:
- from Campamento de Agostini, crossing the tirolesa on Río Fitz Roy, at the spot where Poincenot drowned;
- from Mirador Maestri, descending to the glacier and crossing it straight from one side to the other. Since advancing past the Mirador is formally forbidden, I avoided to insert this stretch in the track...
In any case, if one has the proper equipment, the tirolesa approach is far simpler and also somewhat exciting...
I called the region covered by this track the "Halle des Bergkönigs", after Griegs Peer Gynt. Namely, without substantially mountaineering difficulties one has access to a unique mountain world. Bear in mind that isolation is extreme here, and it is better to avoid having any accident...


More information can be found in the descriptions of several panoramas connected to this tour:
Grande, Adela, Torre, Fitz Roy
Between glaciers
In der Halle des Bergkönigs
The path to illusion

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Waypoint

Glaciar Torre

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Lake

Side lakes

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Glacial door

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Waterfall

Waterfalls

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Bivac site

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Panorama

Lower viewpoint

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Upper viewpoint

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Moraine near bivac site

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Start of snowfields

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Snowfield

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Pass

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Summit

First summit

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Second summit

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Flowers

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Glissade

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Abandon glacier bank

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Intersection

Fork to Niponino

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5 comments

  • Photo of gustavo.alejandro

    gustavo.alejandro Nov 1, 2019

    Tengo ganas de ir mas allá de la Laguna Torre, especialmente pasando el mirador Maestri para acercarme más al cerro torre. Veo por tus fotos que el terreno se vuelve bastante plano y creo que esa ubicación es ideal porque tenes de primer plano ese cerro y ves la otra cara del monte Fitz Roy y Poincenot

  • Photo of gustavo.alejandro

    gustavo.alejandro Nov 1, 2019

    Quería saber si es posible realizar ese tramo desde Mirador Maestri, gracias

  • Photo of Alberto Pedrotti

    Alberto Pedrotti Nov 3, 2019

    Se puede, pero está prohibido... peligro de avalanchas...

  • Photo of nikofloyd

    nikofloyd Nov 29, 2019

    Buenas Alberto, cómo te va?

    Te hago una consulta, después de las tirolesas, cuanto se puede avanzar sin la necesidad de equipo para hielo?
    Voy ahora en diciembre y quiero salirme un poco de las tan concurridas sendas y además de la vuelta del huemul quería explorar más alla de esa tirolesa, pero quiero evitar llevar crampones, piqueta y demás equipo de nieve.

    Gracias!

  • Photo of Alberto Pedrotti

    Alberto Pedrotti Dec 1, 2019

    Se hace todo sin equipo.
    Cuidado: con las condiciones de Febrero 2014!

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