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Outdoor Gear Rental and Sales - Other Service El Chaltén - Argentina

During the summer, many camping and mountaineering gear shops operate in El Chaltén. Most close by the end of the season. Only a few remain open during the winter to provide gear to aficionados of skiing and other snow sports. Most also sell new and used goods.


Viento Oeste (Av. San Martín 898, Tel.: 49-3200) — Viento Oeste rents all sorts of gear, including snowshoes and skis. It also sells outdoors clothing, gas canisters, climbing gear, trekking maps, naturalist guides, music and miscellaneous souvenirs.


Eolia (Pasaje Fonrouge 45, Tel.: 49-3066) — Ready with hiking boots or snow shoes, Eolia has you covered no matter which season you come. This provider also rents four-season tents, sleeping bags and all cooking gear. It also carries and recycles gas stove cartridges. Affiliated with the tour operator Serac Ski and Andismo.


Camping Center (Av. San Martín 56, Tel.: 49-3264)—Affiliated with Patagonia Adventure and Fitz Roy Expediciones, this shop has full rental and sales services; closed in the off-season.


Tempano (Av. San Martín 275, Tel.:49-3318)—Sells mountaineering equipment: closed in the off-season.

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