Ascent of Cerro Mojon Rojo

The summit of Cerro Mojon Rojo gives us the chance to appreciate the granite massif of Fitz Roy & Torre, as well as a number of spectacular glaciers. This ascent includes the experience of crossing an area of ice with crampons and ropes.

3 Days

Ascent of Cerro Mojon Rojo - 3

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Base yourself in El Chalten, the town in the foothills of the Torre and Fitz Roy massifs
  • Hike up past Laguna Capri towards the Fitz Roy massif, bivvying underneath the stars
  • Wake up in the dark and set off over vast glaciers towards your summit
  • Watch the sunrise creep over the face of Fitz Roy, bathing it in pink and orange hues
  • Summit Mojon Rojo to breathtaking views of both Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre

Start from El Chaltén and end at El Chaltén

Landmarks visited on Ascent of Cerro Mojon Rojo

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1 - El Chalten to Laguna Sucia:

(Full day hiking)

The activity starts with a hike from El Chaltén towards Laguna de los Tres on the popular and beautiful marked trail. We'll pass through a leafy lenga beech forest, past Laguna Capri and Poincenot Campground, before we turn off the main trail and hike towards Laguna Sucia. After a trek of around 5 hours, we Bivi in a cave with an incredible view of Fitz Roy and refuel, ready for a big day tomorrow.

Meals: Packed Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Bivi near Laguna Sucia


Day 2 - Summit Cerro Mojon Rojo:

(Full day mountaineering)

After a substantial breakfast at first light, we begin our final ascent. First we will be hiking and scrambling over boulders and rivers towards the glacier. After 3-4 hours, we will hike over the glacier using progression techniques and suitable equipment (harnesses, crampons and ropes, etc.). From here we will scramble and climb to the summit of Cerro Mojon Rojo.

After enjoying the marvellous views of both Fitz Roy and Torre from the top of this spectacular peak, we descend retracing our steps along the same route to either Bivi once again in the cave, or camp lower down at Poincenot Campground.

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Bivi near Laguna Sucia


Day 3 - Return to El Chalten:

(Half day hiking)

Today we have a more leisurely start, and slowly make our way down the last of our route towards El Chalten.

Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $0 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.

The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.

Includes

  • English speaking mountain guide (AAGM/EPGAMT - APN)
  • Group camping and cooking equipment
  • Technical mountain equipment
  • All meals included in the itinerary 

Excludes

  • Personal kit
  • Any additional nights accommodation
  • Additional porters
  • Medical / personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Dinner on Day 3

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