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
Highest point
Elevation2,558 m (8,392 ft)
Coordinates49°17′18.5″S 73°02′17.7″W
LocationPatagonia, Argentina
Parent rangeAndes
Mountain typegranite
First ascent1968 by Silvia Metzeltin, Gino Buscaini, Lino Condot, Walter Romano & Silvano Sinigoi (Italy)
Easiest routerock/snow/ice

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.

Dead mountaineers

  • Bryn Carlyle Norman, a Canadian in January 2012.


    • Kearney, Alan, 1993. Mountaineering in Patagonia. Seattle USA: Cloudcap.

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