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3-day Guided Ascent of Cerro Tronador, Argentina

Top 3 activities to do in Bariloche, Patagonia

Join Julian, an AAGM-certified mountain guide, for this exhilarating 3-day mountaineering expedition to the summit of Cerro Tronador.



3 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec




  • Summit one of northern Patagonia's most iconic peaks.
  • Camp in a mountain shelter next to a glacier.
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the top of the mountain.


Join me for this heart-pumping 3-day ascent of Cerro Tronador, one of northern Patagonia’s most iconic peaks!

After meeting in Bariloche, our adventure begins right away as we transfer to Pampa Linda and then make our way to Cerro Tronador base camp. We will then ascend via a mountain path until we arrive at the Meiling shelter.

Depending on your energy levels and the time, I will recommended that we go over and practice some technical skills that will be very helpful for the main ascent tomorrow.

After waking up early in the morning – before the first light of dawn – we will begin our ascent, which depending on the weather and your physical condition will take about seven to nine hours. Most of the way will involve climbing over a glacier, enjoying its stunning natural beauty while remaining mindful of the crevices.

Toward the end comes the technically most challenging part. We will make a steep snow and ice climb, then a three to four meter rock climb before reaching the summit. However, the views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers are breathtaking.

After spending some time at the top, we will then make the roughly three hour descent and get some well deserved rest. The next day will be a fairly easy day as we pack up our belongings from the mountain hut and head back down to Pampa Linda.

Once there, we transfer back to Bariloche and bid one another farewell.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this thrilling 3-day mountaineering adventure as we ascend Cerro Tronador near Bariloche!

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Prices per person

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Price quotes available upon request.


Day 1: Meiling shelter

After meeting in Bariloche, we will transfer to Pampa Linda and make our way to Cerro Tronador base camp. From there we will hike for to five hours to the Meiling shelter.

Day 2: Summiting Cerro Tronador

We will summit the mountain, enjoy the view and head back our mountain shelter.

Day 3: Back to Bariloche

This is a more relaxed day. After resting, we will make our way back down to Pampa Linda and then transfer to Bariloche.




We will stay in mountain shelters throughout the duration of our trip.

More info

Please be sure to bring the following items on our trip: 80 liters backpack, sleeping bag -5°C/-10°C, insulating mat, warm cap and sun cap, waterproof jacket, waterproof over trousers, synthetic underwear, light and warm gloves, trekking pants, sunglasses, spare socks, trekking boots, sunblock, headlamp, personal hygiene items, gaiters and trekking poles

Meeting point

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

About the guide

Lives in San Martín de los Andes (North Patagonia) for 12 years now, but has worked as a mountain guide in the Glacier National Park leading expeditions to the Patagonian Southern Ice Field (22 times) and also to high mountains in Mendoza.

For several winters led groups in the mountains of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia and in the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Huayhuash in Perú.

Now he works during summer guiding ascents to different volcanoes and also guides mountain bike tours. During winters works exclusively on avalanche training.






San Martín de los Andes, Neuquén, Argentina

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