Cerro San Valentín is the highest summit of Patagonia. It is the central peak of the Hielo del Norte, a region of high peaks that rises on a narrow strip of land between Lake Buenos Aires and the west coast of Chile. The region is very remote, and the approach is long and difficult, with weather posing frequent threats. Cerro San Valentín, despite its stature as Patagonia's highest peak, is perhaps lesser known than the region's lower mountains with more spectacular sheer rock faces, such as Fitzroy.
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||1952|
|First successful climber(s):||Otto Meiling's, Argentinian team|
|Nearest major airport:||Coihaique,Chile|
|Convenient Center:||Coihaique, Chile|
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 4 trip reports for Cerro San Valentin.
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- Log #18975 - by Court Haegens on Feb 14, 2006We Haroen Schijf, Ronald Naar and myself, made the west to east crossing of Hielo Norte. Starting from Laguna San Rafael, we went to Cerro San Valentin, after summiting we finisched our crossing to...
- Log #6893 - by josh on Nov 17, 2003sight unbelivabele we ran out supplies but i still hung on there was 50 of us but most fell ill or went back to ground.
- Log #6896 - by marchito on Feb 10, 2000Expedicion cerro San Valentin
- Log #6897 - by Monica on Mar 16, 1999I've visited el Glaciar San Rafael, which I believe, originates from Cerro San Valentin.