5-day Winter Mountaineering Course near Pucón, Chile

Join Eduardo, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this 5 day mountaineering course focused on the skills and techniques you will need for winter ascents!




Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level


Offer Period


Type of Trip



  • Learn how to safely and sucessfully complete winter mountaineering ascents

  • Expert instruction includes both theoretical and practical lessons

  • Explore a beautiful alpine setting in the heart of the Chilean Andes


If you’re a mountaineer eyeing that challenging winter ascent, then this 5 day course is perfect for you! You will learn the important skills, abilities, and techniques necessary to safely and successfully complete your first winter ascent.

This program is perfect for those participants who have some some prior mountaineering experience and an interest in furthering their development by learning the abilities necessary for more complicated winter ascents.  During the 5 day course, you will learn the essential skills you will need to ascend snow-covered slopes and glaciated terrain.  The instruction will include both theoretical and practical approaches, so that you learn the concepts and then apply them on the mountain with my expert coaching and assistance.

The content of this course will be broken up into 4 lessons.  Lesson 1 includes: general winter techniques, including: appropriate clothing and equipment, basic knots, mountain safety including an analysis of the various risks, and winter campsites.  Lesson 2 focuses on individual techniques, including: self detention, advancing on slopes of up to 60 degrees (French technique, mixed, and traction), downhill techniques, route selection, and pacing.

During Lesson 3 we will discuss your progression on the mountain, including: anchors and safety systems on snow and ice, as well as belay and rappel techniques.  Lastly, during Lesson 4 we will cover glacier progression and crevasse rescue, including: how to advance on glaciated terrain, rescue knots, and how to stage a crevasse rescue with a single or multiple pulleys.

During the course, we will be based in the snowcapped Nevados de Sollipulli mountain chain in the region of La Araucanía, located near the town of Pucón in the heart of the Chilean Andes.  It is a gorgeous alpine setting that will serve as the perfect backdrop for all our mountaineering lessons.  A complete gear and packing list will be provided upon request, as equipment is not included in the price of the course.

Book now if you are interested in advancing your mountaineering adventures by taking on more complicated winter ascents!

Check out a few of my other exciting programs – Rock safety and self rescue workshop in Pucon, Chile, 1+ day ice climbing course for beginners in Villarrica National Park, Chile, 4-day guided mountaineering course in Chile!

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Price per person

Group of 1
350 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 Price includes: guiding fee and instruction. Does not include: Equipment, transfer to the meeting place, or meals/snacks.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



About the Guide


IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile.

Trekking, rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry ski courses as well as guiding, expeditions and ascent to the most famous volcanoes in Chile.

You can enjoy a multi-sport trip and why not also a deserved relax in hot springs as Termas Geometricas and all this in the loneliness of many of the places where we are going to travel. An invaluable treasure to your hand thanks to Volcanes del Sur Expediciones.

FROM 350 USDper person


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