Cerro San Lorenzo Expedition Itinerary
Depart home country
Reception in Santiago Airport. Transfer to hotel.
SANTIAGO – BALMACEDA – TERRA LUNA
Transfer to Santiago airport, flight to Balmaceda. Reception at Balmaceda airport. We will travel six hours along the Carretera Austral to Lake General Carrera following the magnificent (and bumpy) Austral road. Optional boat excursion to the Capilla de Marmol, with navigation into unique marble caves. We will arrive in to Puerto Guadal overnight at Terra Luna Lodge facing Mount San Valentin (4,058 m).
TERRA LUNA – COCHRANE – FUNDO SAN LORENZO
Morning: Risk management and LNT briefing and final gear check for the expedition. After lunch, we will transfer by car to Rio Tranquilo, followed by a two-hour trek to reach Fundo San Lorenzo in the Tranquilo River Valley, while our 4WD vehicles bring the equipment to the camp site. We will camp in mountain ambiance in at the “campo” (farm) of Patagonia locals.
FUNDO SAN LORENZO – SAN LORENZO BASE CAMP
We will trek to the base of Mount San Lorenzo. Weather permitting, we will get our first views of the impressive snowy slopes of the mountain, which will captivate our sight and fascinate our imagination. Mules will carry our equipment to Base Camp. Camp at Toni Rohrer “refugio” (hut) at 1,100 m (3,600 ft.) at the edge of a beech forest.
SAN LORENZO BASE CAMP – LOWER PASO COMEDOR – SAN LORENZO BASE CAMP
We will ferry our loads to Paso Comedor, and then return trek back down to Base Camp. Camp at Toni Rohrer refugio.
SAN LORENZO BASE CAMP – PASO LA CORNIZA
We move to lower Paso Comedor following a rocky slope to pick up loads and continue to climb to Paso la Corniza. Camp in a glacier ambiance at Paso la Corniza.
PASO LA CORNIZA – ICEFALL CAMP
Depart Paso la Corniza to reach Alto Calluqueo valley. We will descend 400 m, then ascend again and reach the lower icefall camp from where we have an incredible view over the Calluqueo glacier and San Lorenzo mountain range.
ICEFALL CAMP – SUMMIT – ICEFALL CAMP
Ascent of San Lorenzo. A very long day– We will ascend a long, snowy slope to reach the base of the icefall. Then we navigate through a vertical maze of glaciated terrain to reach the “Hombro Norte” (North Shoulder), which is a high rime ice plateau from which we can see the North Summit. From the North Summit we will be able to view the Central Summit, which we will ascend if weather and climbing conditions seem appropriate. Descend to icefall camp.
ICE FALL CAMP
Reserve day for weather.
ICE FALL CAMP – SAN LORENZO BASE CAMP
Return to San Lorenzo Base Camp.
Reserve day for weather.
SAN LORENZO BASE CAMP – TERRA LUNA
Mule-supported return trek to Fundo San Lorenzo, then we will transfer back to Puerto Guadal. Overnight stay at Terra Luna Lodge.
TERRA LUNA-BALMACEDA – SANTIAGO
Transfer to Balmaceda/Coihaique airport and fly to Santiago. Reception and transfer at hotel.
Return flight home. Arrive in home country
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