Paso Marconi 4-day glacier trekking trip

Paso Marconi is one of the most imposing “entrances” to the Patagonian Ice Field, in El Chaltén. Enjoy a unique 4-day glacier trek by the hand of local IFMGA-certified guide Manuel.

Today I’d like to invite you to a 4-day glacier trek during which you’ll admire the most indescribable views of South Patagonia. Paso Marconi or Marconi Pass is the “port of entry” to the famous Patagonian Ice Field.

This expedition runs between the wildest landscapes of ice, snow and rocks. You’ll witness a virgin snow plateau surrounded by the less known faces of the Patagonian peaks. As your local guide with a vast knowledge of these lands I can guarantee it’ll be the trip of a lifetime!

During this fantastic adventure we’ll get to the Paso Marconi by the Marconi Glacier. It is not necessary to have experience in mountaineering although if you know how to use crampons and snowshoes it’s a plus.

good physical condition is mandatory. Keep in mind we must face long walking days and quite steep slopes. In addition to that, each participant have to carry their backpacks. The average weight of the backpack is 20 to 25 kg. There is also the option of hiring porters.

You’ll find more details of the day by day itinerary at the bottom of this description. This program includes a back up day and a resting day to be used according to weather conditions. We may spend some of these days in the camp “La Playita”.

Want to join me on this 4-day glacier trek? So fill out the form and contact me now. I’ll give you all the details so you can book your places before they run out! Let’s live a unique Patagonian experience.

 

Baqueira Beret introductory off piste skiing course

Come join Jon, an IFMGA certified guide, on this Baqueira Beret introductory off piste skiing course. And turn the mountain into your playground!

The Baqueira Beret introductory off piste skiing course is a way to live your ski days more intensely.

I will teach you new techniques to cope much better on every kind of snow, especially powder. And you’ll learn to enjoy all the mountain in ways you hadn’t even thought about. My goal is to make you see the slopes in a complete new way, and use every element of the nature to have fun. So trees, rocks and even man made constructions will look appealing now!

And Baqueira Beret is the perfect ski resort for teaching all of this. It is located on the high Bonaigua Pass in the Val d’Aran, in the Pyrenees mountain range. The snow has been falling hard in this region over the past few years. Indeed, the best part of Baqueira is its long runs and the many off piste options.

Another great feature of this program is that I’ll teach you safety measures like avalanche preventions, snow conditions analysis and rescue tips, so you’ll be able to go out into the mountain in a safely.

So please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I’ll get everything ready for you to enjoy this Baqueira Beret introductory off piste skiing course. 

And if you’d like to check out some of my winter courses, please take a look at my 2-day Val d’Aran introductory off piste skiing course or my Val d’Aran avalanche course.

15-day wilderness trek in Northern Iceland

Discover a fascinating land of volcanoes, lava fields and glaciers on this amazing trek in Northern Iceland, along with UIMLA mountain leader Michael.

I invite you to an amazing 15-day trek in Northern Iceland to discover the incredible wilderness of this country. Join me for an unforgettable experience on a fascinating land!

Iceland’s spectacular landscape offers geysers and hot springs, volcanoes and icefields, wild waterfalls and glaciers. It lies in the North Atlantic Ocean, between Europe and North America. Also, it’s close to the Arctic Circle.

This is a reconaissance hiking, so you need to have an adventurous mind to enjoy the experience. Also, this trek in Northern Iceland is for people with no fear of the unknown!

Every day, we will hike for about 6 to 8 hours. So, you need to be in good physical condition. Some of the key spots of this trek are the following:

  • The horseshoe shaped canyon of Asbyrgi
  • Jokulsa National Park and Fjollum canyon
  • Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Iceland
  • Askja, an explosive volcano, and Viti crater
  • The lava fields of Holluhraun.
  • The edge of the Vatnajökull ice cap. This is Europe’s biggest glacier!
  • The colorful rhyolites, geothermic activity and hot spots of Vonaskard

A previous self-sufficient hiking experience is advised, although it’s not indispensable. Also, be aware we will hike on rough ground.

Contact me if you want to join me on this incredible trek in Northern Iceland! We will spend an unforgettable time on this amazing and wild land.