A demanding trekking with a lot of uphill but with one of the most beautiful views of Los Glaciares National Park.
Important: This tour takes place in an area of Los Glaciares National Park that is considered a “Remote Area“, so it is essential to have some mountain experience to do it. The trails are not signposted as in the case of the treks that are part of the backbone network (Laguna de los Tres, Laguna Torre, etc.), nor is there medical assistance nearby or campsites with amenities.
Use the described information only as a reference, and before starting it is recommended to go to the “Cerferino Fonzo” Visitor Center to obtain updated information about the route and the necessary equipment.
Registration of Mountain Use in Remote Areas – Los Glaciares National Park:
Important: The beginning of the route is inside the Madre e Hija trail (see track and photo with the topographic map). It is recommended to spend the night inside the park (ideally in D’Agostini campsite).
The following track begins and ends in the village. Following the trail to Laguna Torre but connecting with “Madre e Hija” trail. Approximately 30-40 minutes after starting (and having an altitude of 750 masl), you should begin to see a clearing with a trail (there are no signs and it is half hidden) that begins the ascent to Loma de las Pizarras (Coord. 49º19’22.74″ S 72º56’40.98″ W).
Additionally there are those who begin the ascent directly by a ridge that is before the start. One way or another, the idea is to continue climbing up the ridge (at first with vegetation and then directly on rock).
The route does not have many technical complications, but you have to be cautious on windy days and especially because there is no visible path, you have to be attentive to the monoliths that guide you.
Although it is possible to continue beyond the marked point, the terrain becomes more unstable so discretion is recommended.
🎯 Extras: This map in GPX and KML format is in the “Mapas” folder of the free Google Drive. To enter directly: click here.
Important: Use this track as a reference, it may contain errors. We recommend always be guided by the official signage and if in doubt, please contact the staff of Los Glaciares National Park.
This trail or crossing is located within the Remote Area of Los Glaciares National Park, so it is essential that you and your group have sufficient experience in mountain activities and are able to face and solve any kind of inconvenience that may arise during the entire journey.
We recommend that before starting the tour, you go to the Ceferino Fonzo Visitors Center (open daily from 9 am to 5 pm) to check the status of the trails, the necessary equipment and any extra information that may be useful.