Patagonia, Argentina/Chile

Campo de Hielo Sur expedition

A trek over the Patagonian Icecap. True according to the motto: “enjoying at good weather – surviving at bad weather”.

Some impressions of our loop of the entire Fitz Roy- and Cerro Torre-massif and the Marconi- and Adela-mountain range over the Southern Patagonian Icecap.


Let’s see where it is:


November 12th – 21st, 2013, together with Kirsten Steimel

Starting point:

El Chaltén, Argentina


Torrential rivers, gale-force blizzards, climbing passages with more than 35 kg of equipment, crevasses, white-out and orientation problems in ice and rock provide plenty of variety and ensure that there is no boredom on this fantastic tour. In addition extreme weather changes destroy any route planning.


The terrain in this vast area is ever changing. Lakes come up or dry out, riverbeds change, landslides make trails impassable. Current maps can’t keep pace with these rapid changes and provide numerous surprises.

» Annual with information about this expedition

» Informationen about the area by Rolando Garibotti (

» Regional weather forecast for the Southern Patagonian Icecap ( …)

Source: Dirección Meteorológica de Chile