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3-day Ski tour in El Chalten: Valle del Mosquito, Cerro Creston & Cerro Vespignani

Huemul Circuit
El Chalten
El Chalten

Join IFMGA mountain guide Juan Raselli for an exciting ski touring adventure in Patagonia Sur. Come to El Chalten and explore three popular spots in the area!

Private

Andes

3 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful mountain village of El Chalten.
  • Feel the thrill of ski touring in three different spots.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes.

Description

Would you like to spend three days climbing and skiing on unique alpine terrain? Then come with me to El Chalten, Argentina, for a ski touring trip on Valle del Mosquito, Cerro Creston and Cerro Vespignani!

El Chalten is a mountain village in southern Patagonia (Patagonia Sur), within the Santa Cruz Province. Lying at the foot of the Andes and surrounded by beautiful forests, lakes and glaciers, this town is visited by tourists from all over the world.

My 3-day ski touring adventure is your chance to combine mountaineering and skiing in the surroundings of El Chalten. We will climb to remote areas to reach huge glaciers and powder snow spots. We will be rewarded with awesome descents and unforgettable views!

The first day we will go to Valle del Mosquito, an alpine valley offering several descent routes. From both summits we can see the popular Fitz Roy mount. The Cerro Creston Valley, our second objective, also offers stunning possibilities for climbing and skiing. Here we will cross impressive glacier terrain. Then, on the last day, we will try the powder snow of Cerro Vespignani, a great Patagonian mountain!

Please note that this trip only requires intermediate skiing skills, but a good fitness level: every day we will have to climb carrying our skis. For more information, you can check the itinerary below.

So, if you are up for this 3-day ski touring adventure in El Chalten, please get in touch with me. Let’s discover three amazing spots: Valle del Mosquito, Cerro Creston and Cerro Vespignani together!

I also offer a ski touring week in this same area. Check it out here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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


Itinerary

Day 0: Previous meeting

Briefing and equipment check.

Day 1: Valle del Mosquito

Early transfer to Mosquito Creek’s Valley. 30-50 min hike carrying skis. Final ascent. Ski descents. Return to the village.

Day 2: Valle Creston

Early drive towards the Cerro Creston’s Valley. We will choose the ascent and descent routes according to snow and weather conditions.

Day 3: Cerro Vespignani

Transfer to Cerro Vespignani for our final ski touring day.

 

Details

Meeting point

El Chalten, Santa Cruz (Argentina)

About the 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.

Languages

English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

El Chaltén


What people are saying about Juan Raselli

Stephanie Bana

5.00

November, 2022

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

Ginny Carlson

5.00

February, 2022

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.

Erin Kyle

5.00

December, 2021

This trip was amazing! Highly recommend. Juan was a great guide. He showed us all the basics of ice climbing and glacier transit. I feel comfortable as a beginner ice climber to go out on my own safely. We practiced top rope ice climbing, placing ice screws and glacier travel. We learned crevasse rescue. We stayed in the Refugio Valle del Creston (Google it, the place is beautiful). On the last day we put all our skills to practice to attempt to summit a glaciated mountain. Totally recommend the trip!!

John Lucasuk

5.00

January, 2020

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


 

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