Although the strong point here is the backcountry skiing -due to the excellent snow quality, especially during the Patagonian winter- mountain climbing is an activity that grows more and more in the summer and spring seasons.
The Cerro Alvear, the Martial Glacier, the Cerro Portillo, Olivia or Cerro Domo Blanco are just some spots of interest among mountaineers who get Ushuaia in search of a truly southern-hemisphere experience. Find more mountain climbing options in Ushuaia here below.
The average temperature in winter is 2°C and there are few hours of light. In summer the sun does not hide until 10 PM and the average temperature is 15°C.
The best option is to go by plane (from anywhere in Argentina or Chile). If you go by land from the Argentine side, you have to drive to the border with Chile, where you must do the Immigration and Customs paperworks. In Chilean territory you must go to the Punta Delgada Crossing, where you and your vehicle will cross the Strait of Magellan on a raft, to reach Tierra del Fuego.
From December to February
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