SAN LORENZO - MOUNTAINGEERING
3706m / 12230 ft
This mountainous chain of the central Patagonia dominates one of the
least explored zones in the world. Without a doubt, this offers lovers
of mountaineering and trekking an incredible range of opportunities.
Towards the west the vegetation is that of sufficient moisture, while
to the east is dramatically drier in nature. Cerro San Lorenzo is the
natural frontier that distinguishes the climates. There is an abundance
of fossilized forests and Paleolithic pits of the indigenous people
that give testimony to the past in the forms of crafts and cave paintings.
First climbed in 1943 by a team led by the Italian missionary and photographer
Alberto de Agostini, the Monte San Lorenzo ia an immense glaciated peak(
the 2nd highest in Patagonia) located in the Argentine border SE of
Cochrane. The ascent of the peak itself is a 7 to 10 days expedition
requiring solid glacier progression and ice climbing skills. While remote
valleys at the base of the peak make for spectacular trekking routes
appropriate for almost everyone
Day 1 Transfer to villa Cerro Castillo. Trekking in this Area. Night
Day 2 Transport to Cochrane. Night in Cochrane.
Day 3 By private bus to Los Silva Camp. We keep going by boat towards
the Brown river. We will walk to the tiny settlement of Lago Brown (the
house of Don Oscar and Don Clemente) 4 hours. We will assisted by mules
to load the camping equipment.
Day 4 Trekking towards the tip of Lago Brown. 5 hours. Camping. Horses
to assist in transportation of equipment.
Day 5 Trekking to the Fundo San Lorenzo. Assisted by horses. We will
be welcome by the Soto's Family.
Day 6 Trekking to Camp Agostini , the base camp. Assisted by horses.
Day 7 We will climb through the Glaciar Calluqueo. From there to Paso
Comedor (1950 meters) 4 hours. Finally we will reach the plateau of
Glaciar Calluqueo. Camp 1 (2100 meters).
Day 8 Summit attempt and descend to Camp 1. This will be a long day.
Day 9 Descend to Camp Agostini. Night in the refuge.
Day 10, 11 y 12 Extra days if we need them because the bad weather.
Day 13 Hiking to the the impressive Torres del Feruglioin the way back
to the Fundo San Lorenzo. Assisted by horses.
Day 14.Return by the Julepe valley to the estancia El Montoso. Transfer
by bus to Cochrane. Night in hotel.
Day 15 Transfer to Coyhaique.
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