Anyone who has ever been to Sol de Mayo will remember Cerro Puño, an arresting and imposing peak that looms above our home base. To round off the 2017 season, the PAEX team decided to make an attempt at the first ascent of this magnificent mountain. While we didn't reach the summit, we found an astonishing world of ice and rock at the top, and enjoyed spectacular views of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field, Cerro San Lorenzo, and, in the distance, the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. See below for photos of the expedition.
The trail to Puño basecamp is now cleared and ready for visitors, and offers stunning views just one day from Sol de Mayo.