Towards the west we have a dense rain forest, towards east the drier Patagonian steppe. 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. The mountain was first climbed in 1943 by a team leaded by the Italian missionary and photographer Alberto de Agostini. Cerro San Lorenzo is 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 some easy ice climbing skills.
Is an excellent option for ski tourers. Also remote valleys at the base of the peak makes it spectacular for almost every trekker.
Day 1: We meet in Balmaceda airport depending on arrival we drive to Cochrane or stay in Coyhaique. Night in Hotel.
Day 2: We drive by 4x4 wheel drive and trek to the Fundo San Lorenzo. Assisted by horses. We will be welcome by the Soto's Family and a good asado. Takes 4 hs more or less. Night in tents.
Day 3: Trekking to Camp Agostini, the base camp (1000mts). Assisted by horses.4 hs. Today here there is a great cabin which gives a good comfort for the bad weather days. Night in hut or tents.
Day 4: We will climb towards Paso Comedor(1950 meters) 5-6 hours. This will be C 1.
Day 5: Climb to Brecha de la Cornisa (2150 mts) then traverse and access to Gl. Calluqueo where we will settle camp II, right below Northern Shoulder.
Day 6: Summit attempt and descend to Camp II. This will be a long day.
Day 7: Descend to Camp Agostini. Night in the hut.
Day 8 - 12: Extra days if we need them because the bad weather.
Day 13: Hike back from the hut to Fundo San Lorenzo.
Day 14: Return back to Cochrane.
Day 15: End of Services.
The climb can be done in 6 perfect days which is very hard to get in Patagonia, you have to expect bad weather.
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