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2-day Rock climbing course in El Chalten (Level I)

2-day Rock climbing course in El Chalten (Level I) | Argentina

Join IFMGA certified guide Indio for a level I, 2-day rock climbing course in El Chalten, Argentina, in the midst of the sensational Patagonian landscape.


5 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec




* Enjoy a thorough 2-day, level I rock climbing course in El Chalten, Argentina.

* Learn a number of different skills and techniques, from knot tying to belaying.

* Enjoy the beautiful views of Argentinean Patagonia.


Do you want to make the transition from indoor to outdoor rock climbing? Do you want to learn some new climbing skills and techniques, while improving upon the ones you already have? Finally, would you like that course to take place in an area as beautiful as El Chalten in Argentinean Patagonia? Then this 2-day trip is for you.

This is a level 1 course. As a result, it is designed for people who are relatively new to rock climbing. The course consists of 4 theoretical classes as well as 2 full days in the field, where you will get to put what you’ve learned into practice on the rocks. There is also a theoretical and practical exam. Thus ensuring you will gain a tremendous amount of knowledge during this course.

Much will be covered during this course. For example, we will teach you about the history and early beginnings of rock climbing. We will teach you about the different classifications of climbing, the quality standards and how to use the equipment, how to tie basic knots, basic concepts and management of technical climbing jargon and much, much more.

While this course is for beginners and intermediate climbers, it is important that all participants are in good physical condition.

During this course’s 2 days, you will learn all of the fundamentals necessary for safe and successful rock climbing. It also doesn’t hurt that the course takes place in an area as magnificent as El Chalten. To enjoy this level 1 course, just send a request.

I also offer a level II course, which is also 2 days long and you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Climbing shoes

- Quickdraws

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

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.





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What people are saying about Indio



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!


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!



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



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!



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

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