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1-day Tronador summit from Refugio Meiling

Join Lucas, an IFMGA certified guide on this 1-day program to the Tronador summit from Refugio Meiling, and summit an iconic north Patagonian volcano.

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1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec




This 1-day Tronador summit from Refugio Meiling will take on an amazing adventure to the Argentinian summit of an iconic north Patagonia's mountain.

Mount Tronador (3491 m) is actually geologically active volcano, although it hasn't erupted for a very long time. It's located in the the Cordillera de los Andes, and it's one of the high peaks that sets the border between Argentina and Chile. It's name comes from the noise -similar to a thunder- that the ice falling from its glaciers does when it falls.

I've design this program to meet with you in the Otto Meiling mountain hut, which is the las hut in the way to the summit from the Argentinian side. So you'll have get there from Pampa Linda by yourself, but this is not a difficult hike and I can give you some tips to get there fast.

We'll meet there the day before the ascent and we'll go to bed very early to start walking at 4 or 5 in the morning. This way we'll reach the summit at noon after hiking and climbing across an incredible glacier with steep ridges. On the top you'll have time to take pictures and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings and then we'll go down the same route to get to the mountain hut at 3 pm approx.

So please send me a request and let me know your desires so I can arrange this 1-day Tronador summit from Refugio Meiling for you!

And if you want to try the longer, 3-day, version of this trip, please check my Climbing Mount Tronador, Bariloche.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 640 Each

Group of 2

USD 320 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

Equipment: A gear list will be provided after booking. The gear to rent may be boots and snow shoes (this last ones maybe we dont need it) The rest of equipament is included.

Meeting point

Refugio Otto Meiling.

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.


Italian | English





What people are saying about Lucas Jacobson

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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