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2-day Ski tour on Cerro Madsen (Paso Inferior) in El Chalten, Patagonia Sur

2-day Ski tour on Cerro Madsen (Paso Inferior) in El Chalten, Patagonia Sur
El Chaltén
2-day Ski tour on Cerro Madsen (Paso Inferior) in El Chalten, Patagonia Sur
2-day Ski tour on Cerro Madsen (Paso Inferior) in El Chalten, Patagonia Sur

Follow IFMGA-certified mountain guide Juan for a 2-day ski touring adventure in El Chalten. Explore the amazing Cerro Madsen with a local expert!



2 Days

Jul - Nov




* Discover El Chalten, a beautiful mountain village at Patagonia Sur.

* Combine mountaineering and skiing on Cerro Madsen.

* Spend a night in a mountain camp surrounded by unique alpine landscape.


If you are looking for an amazing winter adventure in Patagonia Sur, you have just found it. Come to El Chalten for a 2-day ski touring trip in Cerro Madsen, one of the most impressive mountains of the region!

El Chalten is a town in the Province of Santa Cruz, in the Argentina Patagonia. Part of Los Glaciares National Park, it offers many natural attractions to explore. Due to its breathtaking alpine landscape, this mountain village receives visitors from all over the world.

On this 2-day outing, we will combine mountaineering and skiing on one of the popular peaks of El Chalten: Cerro Madsen (1800m). This mountain is located next to Laguna de los Tres and offers one of the best views of Mount Fitz Roy and Piedras Blancas Glacier.

The first day, we will hike to Rio Blanco Camp, and we can go to Paso Inferior, in the West Side of Madsen, for some awesome descents. The second day, we will reach the summit of the mountain and ski on its East Side all the way down!

Please note that you need intermediate skiing skills and a good fitness level: yo must be able to climb carrying your skis.

So, are you up for an exciting ski touring experience in the Argentine Patagonia? Then contact me and come to El Chalten to climb and ski on the imposing Cerro Madsen!

If you are looking for a longer trip, check out my 3-day and my full-week programs.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Also included: VHF communication, GPS /// Not included: ski touring equipment and safety equipment (arva, shovel, probe and helmet).


Day 0: Previous meeting

Briefing and equipment check.

Day 1: Cerro Madsen: Rio Blanco Camp

Early in the morning we will drive 30min to Hostería del Pilar Inn. From there, we will hike 2hrs to Rio Blanco Camp, where we will spend the night. There is the chance to climb to Paso Inferior and ski back to the camp.

Altitude gain: 1200mts

Total time: 8hrs

Day 2: Cerro Madsen: summit day

Early ascent to the top of Cerro Madsen. Ski descent on its East Side. Return to El Chalten.

Altitude gain: 1000mts

Total time: 8hs


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Argentina.

I’m trekking guide since 2009, and became fully IFMGA certified in 2014.
I’ve climbed in many destinations in the Andes in Argentina, and also in Perú, Brasil, France, Spain, Italy and Austria.

I work together with two other colleagues and friends, Indio and Tomás, who are also IFMGA. So if I’m not available to guide you, one of them can do it.

The three of us live in El Chalten, where we practice our profession and develop our passion for climbing and skiing. And we want to share it by opening the doors to all those who want to live their Patagonian experience in a safe and unforgettable way.

We are also committed to mountain training. Therefore, we can give you the basic tools to move in the mountain safely and smoothly. That's why we offer courses for all levels depending on the terrain you want to train. We give lessons of rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier transit and mountain skiing.





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What people are saying about Juan



Juan was so friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic during our climb. He took us on appropriate warm-ups to assess our skill level and find exciting routes. Also he gave us tips throughout to not only climb, more efficiently, but to be safe. He was extremely knowledgable and attentive, and always felt safe and comfortable.


Indio is awesome! Great teacher. Great fun to be around. Would climb with him again. Highly recommend him no matter what your climbing level is.


Juan is a knowledgable, personable and strong guide. Cerro Solo is a great short peak for those wishing to hone their skills. Campsite is beautiful



Excellent guide with a lot of experience, knowledge an patience



Juan was the best guide! Very knowledgeable, experienced and friendly! We had a great time climbing!

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