Aguja Saint Exupery
The Aguja Saint Exupery is a mountain spear ('aguja') located near the Cerro Chaltén in the Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia, Argentina.
|Aguja Saint Exupery|
Aguja Saint Exupery, in the middle between Aguja de la S (L) and Aguja Rafael Juarez (R), Jan 20, 2001
|Elevation||2,558 m (8,392 ft)|
|First ascent||1968 by Silvia Metzeltin, Gino Buscaini, Lino Condot, Walter Romano & Silvano Sinigoi (Italy)|
The mountain is named in memory of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, the French writer and aviator who was director of the Aeroposta Argentina airline and pioneered postal flights in the Patagonia region between 1929 and 1931.
The Aguja Saint Exupery is not as impressive as its taller neighbors Cerro Chaltén and the striking Cerro Torre, but due to the length of its climbing routes and the extreme weather conditions of the southern Andes, it shares the same big wall reputation as most Patagonian peaks. The Aguja Saint Exupery was first climbed on February 23, 1968, by Silvia Metzeltin, Gino Buscaini, Lino Condot, Walter Romano & Silvano Sinigo, an Italian team of climbers who opened an 800 metres (2,625 ft) route on its East Pillar.
- Bryn Carlyle Norman, a Canadian in January 2012.
- Kearney, Alan, 1993. Mountaineering in Patagonia. Seattle USA: Cloudcap.
- Aguja Saint Exupery at SummitPost Climbing Site
- Aguja Saint Exupery at Climb and More
- Aguja Saint Exupery at Peakware
- Expe Climbing Site (French)
- Climbing Site (Spanish)