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Mountaineering, Ice Climbing and Glacier course in San Juan, Argentina


Follow Gabriel, EPGAMT-certified mountain guide, on this challenging 10-day glacier and high mountain tirp in San Juan, Argentina!


10 Days

Mar, Oct




Are you ready for this 10-day mountaineering and glacier course in the beautiful province of San Juan, Argentina?

My proposal is to join me on this adventurous journey and discover the amazing Ansilta Range in the Central Andes Mountains. Located in the province of San Juan, during this 10-day program participants will discover the seven amazing peaks of the Ansilta Range and the breathtaking views that surround them.

The range is orientated North-South, and the peaks are numbered from Peak 1 in the North to Peak 7 in the South. During our program, participants will have the chance to rest and acclimatize in order to reach the summit of the seventh peak of Ansilta in the best possible way.

Climbers will learn how to prepare their backpacks properly, have an orientation practice on cartography, compass and GPS; practice on river crossing and even have a glacier transit and rescue workshop. You will find a detailed itinerary below!

In my opinion, the Ansilta region is one of the most unexplored places in the Central Andes, so if you are ready to take on this challenging journey, request to book this trip and  I will be happy to safely guide you and show you the hidden treasures of this region.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Snacks

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope


Day 1: Meeting point in the city of San Juan

Meeting in the city of San Juan, Team check and last details of what meals we are going to have in the mountains.

We move in a private vehicle to Barreal (235km) and continue by walking to
Estancia del Rio Blanco (60km).

Practice on river crossing.
(1800 mt)

Day 2: Camp 1 (3000 meters)

Practice the best way to prepare your backpack and then we go to the Camp 1 (3000 mt), which will take us approximately 6 hours.

Day 3: Rest day

Rest and acclimatization day and orientation practices on
cartography, compass, GPS. (3000 meters)

Day 4: Camp 2 (4200 meters)

Transfer to Camp 2 (4200 meters).

6 hours

Day 5: Glacier transit workshop

Glacier transit workshop and rescue in cracks, anchors, pulleys,
etc. (4200 meters)

Day 6: Camp 3 (4700 meters)

Transfer to Camp 3 (4,700 meters).

Day 7: Summit day to Cerro 7 de Ansilta

Summit day to Cerro 7 de Ansilta and return to Camp 2 (4,200 meters).

Day 8: Extra day

Extra day in case we have any problem with the  weather conditions.

Day 9: Extra day

Extra day in case we have any problem with the weather conditions.

Day 10: Last day!!!

Camp 2 / Estancia de Río Blanco and return to San Juan.



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The itinerary may be subject to change due to weather conditions

Meeting point

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am an EPGAMT guide from San Juan, Argentina.

I am a fanatic of high mountains ice climbing and trad and sport rock climbing, and I know the Argentinean Andes because I've been climbing and guiding since 2001.

I worked mostly in the Central Andes (Aconcagua, Mercedario, all the summits in Ramada Range and Ansilta Range, Vallecitos Range), but also know and work in the Argentinean North West Atacama Region (Pissis, Bonete Chico, Llullaillaco, Antofalla, Nevado de Cachi etc), and in Patagonia, where I climbed the main needles and mountains, such as Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy Massif (including some new routes also in the main summits in the area).

I am a lover of technical ascent, rocky or icy, with a lot of experience guiding and climbing, so you can decide whatever mountain and route you would like to climb, from easy walking treks, rapps, and rockclimbing tours around San Juan City (where I live), to Ice climbing and rock climbing routes in all the Argentinean Andean including winter ascent to the highest Argentinean Mountains!!!

I have also climbed around Spain, Marruecos, Peru, Bolivia, Brasil and Chile.





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What people are saying about this trip



All the expe was fantastic! plus the summit on Ansilta peak #7 was a great summit day, and the glacier really good for ice climbing and practicing.



All the expe was superb, I recomends to every ones



All the expe was superb great



all the valley was so great, the ice climbing in the frontal serac of the glacier was superb, and fortunatelly we have a good summit and sunny day



All the expe wass too great! the pleace it is really amazing for practicing all about glacier and ice climbing, Thanks

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