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1-day Trekking across the Alerce Glacier on Tronador, Bariloche

Alerce glacier
Alerce glacier

Join IFMGA certified guide Lucas on a full day trekking adventure across the Alerce glacier on the beautiful Mount Tronador near Bariloche, Argentina.



1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec




  • Spend a full day trekking on the amazing Alerce glacier on Mt. Tronador.
  • Gaze out at the gorgeous scenery of Argentinean Patagonia.
  • Spend some time enjoying the nearby city of Bariloche.


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Full of so much natural beauty, Argentinean Patagonia is a tremendous place to visit, explore and enjoy. And on this full-day trip, I would like to guide you on an incredible trek across the Alerce glacier on Mount Tronador (3,491m).

The trek will begin at the Meiling hut early in the morning. From there, we will check our glacier equipment and head out. The trek will take between 4 and 5 hours. During that time, we will traverse the Alerce glacier until we reach the Roca hut, where the trip will conclude.

The views you will get throughout the day, not just of the glacier but also of the surrounding area, are nothing short of amazing. In order to maximize those views, we will also make our way to the upper part of the mountain by going over large slabs of rock. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled as you may spot an enormous Andean condor flying overhead!

The pace of this trip will not be too taxing. However, because of the arduous nature of glacier trekking, participants should be in good physical condition.

Glacier trekking is an amazing activity. Fun, thrilling, and unbelievably scenic, the experience is amazing. And the Alerce glacier on Mount Tronador near Bariloche is no different. To enjoy this trek for yourself, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

Would you climb Mount Tronador to its summit? Then come and join me on this full-day mountaineering trip that also begins at the Meiling hut.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes necessary glacier trekking equipment, such as crampons , harness, helmet. However, other equipment such as boots, poles, sleeping bag is not included. The price also does not include the entrance fee to Nahuel Huapi National Park, transportation, meals, hut expenses and cancellation fees.



The Roca hut is a comfortable mountain hut that you can spend the night in after the trip at your own expense.

More info

This type of adventures depends on the weather conditions and there are plenty of factors that can affect it. The guide has the right to cancel the expedition if the weather conditions are dangerous or not appropriate as well as if there is a problem with one of the group members.

Meeting point

The Meiling Hut in the morning.

Frequently Asked Questions

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About the guide

I was born in a very remote area of northern Argentina which gave me a special appreciation for the outdoors. When I was 16 my family moved south, closer to the mountains, and I started to climb in the Andes. I've been mountaineering – trekking and climbing – ever since.
I've traveled and climbed throughout Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, the USA, Canada and Europe. I spent two summer seasons working in Aosta, Italy where I completed numerous ascents and climbing on the area.
At some point in my younger years, my career path steered me to the telecommunications industry, scaling towers and fixing cellular systems. But the mountains were never far away and I eventually returned to my roots and become a mountain guide since 2001.
In the winter I focus on being a ski guide around the mountain range and also the volcanoes, this is how I spend part of my time on the winter seasons as well as teaching backcountry ski and avalanche awareness courses.


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What people are saying about Lucas Jacobson

Andreas Gruenwald


December, 2022

We had really difficult conditions (ice-cold and strong winds), but made it up the top of Pico Argentino. Thanks to Lucas, who is a fantastic guide and a very nice person. Highly recommended tour, which for sure was the highlight of our trip to Patagonia.

Martin Gomez Lissarrague


March, 2021

Lucas is not only a great professional and a guide with a lot of experience, moreover is a great person, nice, warm, patient and an excellent trainer, calm very clear in his explanations and with the time to do the right word at the exact moment. You can do an expedition with him, and you will feel very confident and safe



March, 2021

Excellent guide and experience! Lucas is super nice, professional and friendly. Everything was excellent and super easy to coordinate and organize.

Manuela Azcue


February, 2021

Our experience with Lucas was fantastic. He was always on top of everything, from rough hiking conditions, to how much water we were drinking (or not drinking enough), to the blisters in our feet. It was late in the season so reaching the peak of Mount Tronador was tough and most guides were not even doing it anymore. But Lucas took us nonetheless to at least try and get there even though it was not granted we were going to make it. But we did, even with a very difficult terrain he pulled his best to take two inexperienced hikers to the peak

Amsel flor


January, 2021

Excelent trek to Laguna Ilon

DJ Brooks


January, 2020

Lucas took care of every detail and made it seamless and easy. Calm, confident, knowledgeable and connected. Everyone seemed to know and respect Lucas. Without any hesitation whatsoever, I HIGHLY recommend him.

Michael Yaron MD


August, 2019

Lucas is a great guide and more importantly a great person. Will help you with your backcountry skills, keep you safe, and bring you to spots that are appropriate for your skill level. He will help you learn the local culture and make sure you have a fine experience.

John Novoselac


August, 2019

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November, 2018

Lucas is an all-round and really good guide. I really enjoyed my trip with him. He is capable of adjusting the difficulty of the terrain to the capabilities of his clients. Would recommend him to anybody.



July, 2017

It was a real pleasure to spend two amazing days with Lucas. Really nice to spend time with him and most important Lucas is really a good guide. The trips were amazing with a fantastic scenario. Even if snow conditions were not the best, the panorama has played a key role in making this trip unforgettable



June, 2014

My husband and I have been on many incredible hikes all over Argentina with Lucas as our Guide. He has taken us to the most phenomenal places and pushed us (willingly) to our limits whilst at the same time always feeling very safe knowing that he is such an expert and highly qualified mountaineer. We have crossed glaciers wearing crampons as the sun rises, we have climbed volcanoes that we thought would never be physically possible, and Lucas has been fun and entertaining along the way. He jas great judgement - the tripas are planned and amended along the way in order that you can totally disconnect from everyday life. Every trip also contains interaction with local people and so we have learnt a lot about Argentinean culture and Argentinean people. Georgina and Rob Smart - England



May, 2014

Have recently hiked up Mt Tronador with Lucas as a guide. The rest of the team and I were very happy to have him guide us. He is very professional and experienced, yet also very attentive and friendly. Would definitely consider hiring him again for our next adventure!



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