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1-day Intro to backcountry skiing at Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Patagonia Norte

Enjoy a full day, introductory level back country skiing at the Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, in Argentinean Patagonia with IFMGA certified guide, Indio.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy a full day introduction to back country skiing in Bariloche.

  • Ski on the wonderful slopes of the Cerro Catedral.

  • Admire the tremendous beauty of Argentinean Patagonia.

Description

Have you ever dreamed of back country skiing in the mountains of a gorgeous, natural area? Then this introduction to back country skiing trip at the Cerro Catedral in Bariloche is for you.

For a full day, I would like to instruct you all about back country skiing. Furthermore, I’m excited that you get to enjoy that instruction on an amazing peak in one of the most breathtaking natural areas in the world: Argentinean Patagonia.

During this trip, you will learn all about equipment usage, skiing techniques, how to create an itinerary and much more.

The day before the trip, we will have a brief meeting, where we will discuss all of the technical details of the trip, including an equipment check. The following day, early the in the morning, we will make our way to the Cerro Catedral. Once there, we will go to an off-piste skiing area that fits your skill level. After that, throughout the day, you will get to learn all about back country skiing, while also enjoying the magnificent slopes of the mountain. Furthermore, you will get to marvel at the incredible views of Bariloche.

If you want to learn about back country skiing, what better place to practice than one of the best skiing spots in Patagonia? To join me on this back country skiing trip on the Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, just send a request. I know you’ll have a marvelous experience.

I can also take you back country skiing in other great spots around Bariloche on this full day trip.

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Accommodation

There are a number of comfortable accommodation options in Bariloche that I would be happy to recommend to you.

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Bariloche

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About the guide

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I am an IFMGA and a High Mountain AAGM certified Mountain Guide. I was born in San Juan, where I found my passion for the mountains when I was a child. Today my home is El Chalten, this magical place where I have my family and where I work and live since 2008.

I have climbed many different peaks along the Andes, as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain, Germany Italy, Austria and Switzerland. I have climbed great mountains and new routes in Patagonia, both in Cerro Torre and in the Fitz Roy mountains. I climbed Mount Fitz Roy five times and Mount Torre three times. All of them through different routes and some of them opening a new one.

One of my biggest achievements was the Standhardt - Herron - Egger traverse and the "Directa Huarpe" new route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. As well as climbing the Tehuelche route on the Fitz Roy hill in 16 hours.

I also guide in the Central Andes, in places such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos in Mendoza, among other mountains. I am also a Mountaineering and Climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario of the San Juan Province. I am also a member of the technical committee of the Argentine Association of Mountain Guides, in which I am part of the staff of instructors for IFMGA guides.

I guide my clients mainly in Patagonia. I spend summer in the town of El Chalten and I move to Bariloche, in northern Patagonia, in the winter, where I guide more technical excursions, like ice and/or rock climbing, as well as classic mountaineering ascents. During the year I also guide in the mountains of Peru, Bolivia and in Europe.

Even when I’m not working I enjoy climbing, bouldering, sport skiing and mountaineering. Keeping at my highest level of performance helps me ensure my clients’ safety, that is always my top priority.


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