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.
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.
- Guiding fee
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.
Refugio Otto Meiling.
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
AAGM | UIAGM
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.
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