Elevation: 7,216 ft
GPS: -49.286, -73.094 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Priti Wright on Feb 27, 2019
Admins: Tony Yeary, Camster (Rhymes with Hamster), Mauricio Herrera Cuadra

Description

The Torre Group is one of the mountains ranges of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in South America. It is located in a region which is disputed between Argentina and Chile, west of Fitz Roy. Cerro Torre is the highest of a four mountain chain: the other peaks are Torre Egger, Punta Herron, and Cerro Standhardt.

Getting There

There are several ways to approach and which one you take will depend on the peak and route that you want to climb.

Niponino Approach:

From El Chalten, hike to Laguna Torre. At Laguna Torre you can go around the lake on the right side or the left side. The left side involves a Tyrolean Traverse that is permanently set up across the river.
Which side is better is up for debate. Be prepared for loose scree either way. The two options join at the head of the lake, and you hike across a dry glacier, and many moraines, medial and otherwise. The Niponino camp is not easily distinguishable from the rest of the moraine, and GPS coordinates help in locating it. There is a fox that hangs out at camp: the infamous Zorro. He will eat your food, given a chance. 

Hielo Continental (Icefields) Approaches:

Paso Viento: The pass to the south to access the ice field
Paso Marconi: The pass to the north to access the ice field

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