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Mountain Climbing in Ushuaia

Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, located in the province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

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.

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What people are saying about these trips

Thomas Myrmel


December, 2019

Climbing Mount Alvear in Tierra del Fuego (2 days)

Due to events outside of our control, our trip has to be modified, Gabriel was very flexible and understanding. Together with the guide Manuel, we managed to create an amazing trip in this stunning environment. Both guides were thorough, friendly, knowledgeable about the trail, local floral and fauna and surrounding geography. An absolute must for anyone visiting ushuaia!

Rachel Mueller


September, 2018

3 days of mountain ski in Ushuaia

Sebastian was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and thoughtful in his safety decisions. He is also just a great guy to ski with - we had a blast with him!


There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Ushuaia

If you love mountain climbing do not miss the ascent of Cerro Alvear, in the southernmost part of the Andes Mountains. It is a semi-technical ascent with great views between the sea and the mountain.


Good to know:




Argentine Peso

Best time to visit

From December to February


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

How to get there

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

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