The mountains of the El Chaltén Massif are some of the most emblematic ones all over the world. They have huge vertical spires that project themselves upwards. Every mountaineer dreams with this: high-quality golden granite and beautiful ice and frost formations; all of it immersed in a unique natural environment. It is surrounded by the Patagonian steppe on the east and the Southern Patagonian Ice Field on the west.
These group of mountains offer a wide variety of objectives, which range from easy to very risky. There are a lot of easy summits that combine snow and ice with short rock routes. These are perfect for those who are not very experienced or who want to get involved in this amazing world for the first time. There are also ascents which are perfect for experienced mountaineers who are willing to enjoy these wonderful climbs. And there is also the possibility of climbing to the higher summit.
Frey Refuge extension, Bariloche, Northern Patagonia:
Its granite towers, that rise between 30 and 300 m high, are an ideal “playground” for any mountaineer. Regardless of your experience level, you can train here for more challenging objectives and, of course, to have fun, too!
Frey offers a midmountain environment as it has no glaciers around, and its nice temperatures turn it into a wonderful place to climb.
In this “Frey extension”, we offer a climbing course in which we discuss, in depth, the individual climbing techniques, the equipment handling, the safety maneuvers, the ability to climb many meters, and the rope length that is required for undertaking more challenging routes in the Fitz Roy area.