Experience an exciting and amazingly scenic 3-day ski tour from the Refugio Frey in Bariloche, in Argentinean Patagonia with IFMGA certified guide Indio.
Jul, Aug, Sep
For 3 days, I would like to guide you to the best ski touring spots around the Refugio Frey, including the array of high rising granite towers that make the area even more unique, and beautiful. Moreover, throughout this trip, you will also get to enjoy fantastic views of Bariloche.
The day before our trip, we will have a brief meeting where we will finalize important details and perform an equipment check. On the following day, early in the morning, we will go to the Cerro Catedral ski center. From there, we will take the lift to the Van Titter Valley. Afterwards, we will go to the Refugio Frey, where you will get to enjoy the rest of the day skiing, before returning to the refuge for dinner and rest.
On the second day of the trip, after breakfast, we will spend the entire day skiing at various spots around the refuge. At the end of the day, we will return to the refuge for dinner and rest.
On the final day of the trip, we will enjoy more skiing around the refuge in the valley. After that, we will make our way back to Bariloche. We will choose the best route according to the snow and weather conditions.
Participants on this trip should have prior ski touring experience. They should also be in good physical condition.
Skiing around the Refugio Frey and its collection of large, granite towers is a fantastic experience. And on this trip, I would like to guide you through 3 unforgettable days of that experience. To join me, just send a request.
I can also take you on a 3-day ski touring adventure at the Refugio Jakob as well.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes meals, GPS and accommodation.
The price does not include ski equipment, safety equipment and Cerro Catedral ski pass.
I am an IFMGA and a High Mountain AAGM certified Mountain Guide. I was born in San Juan, where I found my passion for the mountains when I was a child. Today my home is El Chalten, this magical place where I have my family and where I work and live since 2008.
I have climbed many different peaks along the Andes, as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain, Germany Italy, Austria and Switzerland. I have climbed great mountains and new routes in Patagonia, both in Cerro Torre and in the Fitz Roy mountains. I climbed Mount Fitz Roy five times and Mount Torre three times. All of them through different routes and some of them opening a new one.
One of my biggest achievements was the Standhardt - Herron - Egger traverse and the "Directa Huarpe" new route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. As well as climbing the Tehuelche route on the Fitz Roy hill in 16 hours.
I also guide in the Central Andes, in places such as Cerro Mercedario and Vallecitos in Mendoza, among other mountains. I am also a Mountaineering and Climbing instructor in different associations and member of the relief committee at the Club Andino Mercedario of the San Juan Province. I am also a member of the technical committee of the Argentine Association of Mountain Guides, in which I am part of the staff of instructors for IFMGA guides.
I guide my clients mainly in Patagonia. I spend summer in the town of El Chalten and I move to Bariloche, in northern Patagonia, in the winter, where I guide more technical excursions, like ice and/or rock climbing, as well as classic mountaineering ascents. During the year I also guide in the mountains of Peru, Bolivia and in Europe.
Even when I’m not working I enjoy climbing, bouldering, sport skiing and mountaineering. Keeping at my highest level of performance helps me ensure my clients’ safety, that is always my top priority.
AAGM | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA
Indio is a boss. He knows everything about argentine patagonia and was an extremely solid guide. Furthermore, he's personable and makes for a nice partner in the downtimes. Although I'm very experienced, I learned some new alpine techniques from him. And when I had a housing snafu, he helpfully stepped in with recommendations, including a backcountry hut that ended up being my favorite part of the whole trip. I gave the trip four stars because we fell far short of my goals due to weather. Pretty much everyone left patagonia disappointed that summer, but our choices were *extra* conservative; we turned back after summitting Guillamet even though other (guided) groups were continuing through motocross.
Indio is a fantastic mountain guide and my 7 weeks in El Chalten were wonderful. Despite a capricious weather we climbed many summits including St Exupery and Guillaumet. Indio also always managed to take advantage of shorter weather windows to climb a route on a wall nearby. This was my best Alpine climbing experience ever 👍.
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Indio was a fun and skillful guide! My friend and I did multi and single pitch with him and felt very safe. We felt like we were climbing with a friend and learned along the way! We will be back, maybe next time mountaineering with Indio!
Indio was an amazing guide! I am safe and sound on the ground now :) He was very knowledgeable about the terrain and weather patterns; he changed plans, urged me to move faster accordingly. He answered all my questions and was really patient with my slowness. As for the climb, it's a great intro to Alpine world. I'm primarily a rock climber, so the ice/snow part was all new. The ice/snow part was strenuous, but doable as a completely newbie, and basically you can be pulled up or lowered if you're struggling. Approach was long, rocky, and windy. What a great experience. Highly recommend Indio and the climb!
Indio is an awesome guide and all around great guy. The trip up Aguja Guillaumet is absolutely amazing, we took the Comensana-Fonrouge route cause the Amy coluoir was in bad condition. Indio found a two day window of good weather for the climb. He also spent a day climbing in town to go over "systems" and gauge my ability. A great trip I will never forget. Can't say enough good things about Indio!
Lisa McCarthy & Mark Dabbs
Our trip with Indio over the Ice Cap was fantastic. At the pre-departure meeting, Indio showed us several variations which helped us make decisions that allowed us to work out a way to still participate (I had an injury, therefore a low fitness level).Indio showed great patience; he adjusted the pace accordingly and his experience was evident over the course of a week. The weather was kind and allowed us outstanding views on the Glacier and from the many various high points along the way. We particularly enjoyed the rock scrambling and dodging the many crevasses! Our group was good humoured and worked well as a team; my partner and I felt we were with a group of friends, rather than a private guided trip. I'd recommend Indio for anyone considering this type of adventure.
Eoin, from Ireland
I had a great time with Indio, although the weather was bad in El Chaltén. We had summit attempt to Guillaumet, but huge wind stopped us. Indio then made possible a speed ascent of Cerro Electrico, while very few climbers make any ascents. And we also enjoyed great rock climbing days near the town.
Beautiful moment shared. First summit in the Fitzroy line. Magical and fascinating place. We climbed through the route Amy for the summit Guillaumet. Indio is the perfect, Professional and passionate, he's a perfect guide to do quality with security. Next time, we plan to clim both pics: Cerro Torres and Fitzroy. Enjoy seb
Beautiful experience, profesional guiding, excellent group, perfect climate, what else do you need. Thanks to Indio for his professional skills has Guide and thanks to Explore&Hare for the service and this unforgettable opportunity. Fred
Gracias por los comentarios, la pasamos muy bien en la Ascensión. un muy buen grupo y divertidos!!
Indio is a very friendly and skillful guide who brought us on the top of the wonderful Cerro Solo. No doubt it's the best way to explore Patagonia!
If you think of organising a trip to the "6miles" in Catamarca, I am in! Thanks for your guiding tour around "El Chalten"!
With Indio you will surely spend a great time! Very professional and friendly. I recommend him. He guided me to the top of Cerro Solo in El Chaltén, Patagonia, Argentina. I am looking forward to going with you for a coming expedition in San Juan province.
Thanks for bringing us to Cerro Solo (el Chalten)! It has been a wonderful adventure! I'll come back or maybe we see each other in your region, San Juan, to climb some volcanos...! Take care, Gauthier
Backcountry skiing week in Bariloche, 7 days near Cerro Catedral and the Frey Hut
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