14-Day Patagonia Course Itinerary
This two week course will utilize changing itineraries for optimum climbing, considering group needs and conditions. Summit attempts are likely to include: Cerro Tronador (3,491-m. / 11,224-ft.), Volcán Osorno (2,652-m. / 8,701-ft.) and Volcán Calbuco (2,000-m. /6,571-ft.).
Oct 21: Depart on international flight to Santiago, Chile.
Oct 22: Arrive morning in Santiago, Chile. Transfer to domestic Puerto Montt flight. Overnight at Hotel Marineros. Rest, repack gear and pack food after a late afternoon equipment check. Group welcome dinner and discussion of goals.
Oct 23-Nov 2: These days combine to present the climber with complex mountaineering challenges. This portion of the course fluctuates to take advantage of optimum climbing opportunities taking into consideration the group needs and mountain conditions. Summit attempts are likely to include: Cerro Tronador (3,491m/11,224’), Volcán Osorno (2,652m/ 8,701’) and Volcán Calbuco (2,000m/6,571’).
Nov 3: Final climb, Cerro Tronador (3,491m/ 11,224’) One of several challenging routes will be attempted depending upon weather, route conditions, and group skill level. This, Northern Patagonia’s highest mountain, involves a rewarding 4,000’ climb on steep glaciated and snow-covered terrain above our High Camp. All climbers will participate in the full decision-making process regarding route choice, route finding, hazard evaluation, etc. These are important skills to cultivate to ensure a long and safe climbing career!
Nov 4: Return to Puerto Montt and depart on evening flight home.