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11-day ski tour in remote spots of Chilean Patagonia

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Follow IFMGA-certified guide Juho on this 11-day skiing adventure to the remote Chilean region of Patagonia. Sense the wildness as we surround ourselves with lakes, rivers and glaciers.

Not specified

Andes

11 Days

Jul, Aug

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Surrounded in mystery and adventure, Patagonia is an exotic land for skiing. Join me at Latin America’s southern tip, one of the few remaining places of untouched land. Welcome to the edge of the world.

The 11-day skiing tour takes us far from the crowds and snow tracks, as we experience two sections of Patagonia.

We begin on the Cerro Castillo massif, a jagged mountain that stands in the national reserve. The stunning location is known for the numerous chutes that lie between rock towers. This gives us some stunning scenery as we ski.

The second part of our adventure takes us to Santa Teresa, a new touring area where our first ski tracks where only carved in 2015. Here there is plenty of fresh territory for us to explore.

This 11-day skiing tour is for participants that have experience of backcountry skiing, as well as having a good physical condition. Those who want to join should be able to perform approximately 6 hours of climbing and 9 hours in total touring each day.

Technically, you should be able to master off-piste descents of about 35 degrees. Finally, mountaineering experience is an advantage, however, it is not mandatory.

Reserve your place now in the pristine Patagonian wilderness. Join me on this exciting 11-day skiing tour and witness some of the world’s most stunning sceneries.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

This is the price for a group tour of at least 4 people.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive at Balmaceda airport and transfer to the town of Coyhaique. We load our luggage in the car and drive to Villa Cerro Castillo. There we discuss the program for the upcoming days and eat dinner.

Day 2: The first tour

We make the first ski trip to Portozuelo Ibanez, with great ski runs directly on the roadside. Depending on the conditions, a tour of about 1,000-1,200 meters with both an ascent and descent. Then back to Villa Cerro Castillo.

Day 3: To the camp in Cerro Castillo

After a short transfer we start the approximation to Campamento Neozelandeses, our camp in Cerro Castillo.

Day 4: Cerro Castillo

The valley offers a huge selection of great ski runs. With approximately 6-8 hours of touring time.

Day 5: Second day on Cerro Castillo

One more tour before we ski/walk back to Villa Cerro Castillo.

Day 6: Drive to Puerto Guadal

Today we swap the area and go to the largest lake in South America, General Carrera. The road, Carrretera Ausral, traveses the changing Patagonian landscapes and is an attraction itself. We make a stopover in Puerto Rio Tranquilo and go to see the famous marble caves.

Day 7: Camp Santa Teresa

Today we go exploring. One hour in the car and then we climb the valley of Santa Teresa in a ski bowl before putting up camp.

Day 8: Touring Santa Teresa

Perhaps we will ski new slopes, and even an unsummitted peak. Witness the beautiful location with its wild glaciated faces and mushroom ice covered cliffs.

Day 9: Second day touring Santa Teresa

One last tour in the valley and then back to the lake. 

Day 10: Farewell barbecue

The long drive back to Coyhaique where we will have a farewell barbecue.

Day 11: Farewell Patagonia

Transfer to Balmaceda airport and it is time to say goodbye to Patagonia.

 

Details

More info

Required equipment: backpack 45-55L with ski carry system; daypack 20-25L with ski carry system; glacier equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons, 4 biners, 120cm sling); avalanche safety equipment; skis; climbing skins; ski touring boots; ski crampons; telescopic poles with large plates; touring pants; wind and waterproof jacket; insulating layers; gloves and hat; sleeping bag; sunscreen, lip protection and sunglasses; thermos and water bottle.


About the guide

Hi, my name is Juho, a mountain guide originally from Finland. I started to guide when I came to Chile end of 2006. I was a living and working in Chile while I took UIAGM guiding cources in Argentina until 2011. Nowadays I am living on the shore of Lake of Constanz on Swiss-German border. ...and guiding from here in the Alps, Northern Scandinavia and in the Andes. I have also a small guiding company in Konstanz.

Languages

German | | English

Certificates

AAGM

Residence

Konstanz


What people are saying about Juho Lukkari

Peter Look

5.00

August, 2018

Excellent.

Bob Forster

5.00

May, 2018

Guide was awesome.  Great terrain selection,  finding good snow and overall trip organization. Would definitely go with him in the future.


 

 

 

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