Argentina is a large and truly beautiful country, offering endless rock climbing possibilities. From the high-quality rock and stunning landscapes of El Chalten, in the southern Santa Cruz province, to the amazing options in beautiful Bariloche or in the walls of Arenales, in the Mendoza province -the land of the endless sun and the good wine-there is no shortage of great climbing routes to discover in Argentina!
Located in southern South America, Argentina is a beautiful, vast and diverse country, with many different landscapes and climates. Vibrant and busy Buenos Aires seems a world away from the isolation and remoteness of Patagonia in the south of the country, or the magical Quebrada de Humahuaca in the north. Endless plains and huge farms in the Pampa, in the center of the country, and breathtaking peaks in the Andes, make for a truly unique and diverse scenery. Argentina is famous for its high-quality red meat, so don’t miss out on an authentic asado or a good steak! The sunny province of Mendoza is well-known for its Malbec wine, with many great winerys and beautiful vineyards to visit.
Argentina has a temperate, quite sunny weather. It gets colder as you move south. Expect an agreeable temperature in Patagonia in summer, although nights can get cold. During the winter, below zero temperatures are common in Patagonia.
Argentine Peso (ARS). US dollars are usually accepted in toursity destinations.
Buenos Aires is the main international airport. If you are planning on climbing in Patagonia, you will want to fly to Bariloche, Calafate or Ushuaia, depending on your chosen location.
Argentina is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so the summer months of December, January, February and March are the best time for a rock climbing trip.
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