words & photos by Jorge Kozulj of Andesscross Guiding
The Patagonian Myth of Majestic Cerro San Lorenzo:
Patagonian is known as place of vast lands, emptiness and specially by its two icon peaks Cerro Torre and Fitz roy that both rounds the 3200/ 3300 mts, and are famous for their golden granite and ice mushrooms fantasy terrain that they offer.
But usually, people dont talk much about the Skiing peaks in Patagonia, which are a golden jewell as well.
First we have Cerro San Valentin barely touching the 4200 mts, in the middle of the Northern Patagonia Ice Cap, a mountain that holds a lot of bad weather for most of the year, and is climbed few times a year with quite a remote access.
But then , appears Cerro San Lorenzo, which is the second highest peak in the Patagonian Andes (3774mts or 12,382ft), that is a huge glaciated peak that in certain aspects is similar to the Mont Blanc area in Chamonix, with the nice difference that too approach there you need patience, and you will not get for the apre ski time.
Its a serious mountain with several lines and heavily glaciated terrain, where you need horses to approach and wait for the high pressure to get in zone to do your goals.
Gladly offers nice side mountains to play when the weather is not cooperating.
The place is runned by a nice Gaucho Family that have been living there for three generations now.
Last year we went with a group of 6 clients and got amazing conditions.