Join Indio, an IFMGA certified guide, for an exciting 8 day ski touring adventure from Bariloche, on several volcanoes in northern Chilean Patagonia.
Enjoy an 8-day ski touring expedition in Chilean Patagonia.
Ascend and ski on a number of amazing volcanoes, such as Osorno and Villarrica.
Spend your nights in different towns, including Pucon and Curacautin.
There is something incredible about ski touring on enormous volcanoes. And on this 8-day adventure, you will get to ski on no less than five amazing volcanoes in Chilean Patagonia. Thus providing you with an experience that will be as gorgeous as it will be thrilling.
Our adventure will begin in Bariloche, Argentina. From there, we will make our way across the border into Chile and our adventure will begin.
Each one of the volcanoes you will be ascending and skiing on are sensational in their own unique way. The five volcanoes you will be enjoying during this trip include Osorno, Villarrica, Llaima, Antillanca and Lonquimay. Each one of the volcanoes will require an ascent between 1,000 and 1,500 meters. And, when you reach the top of each peak, you will get to enjoy some truly magnificent views, as well as fantastic skiing.
Along with the volcanoes, during this trip, you will also get to visit some great spots within Chilean Patagonia. Those spots include the towns of Osorno, Pucon and Curacautin. You will also get to enjoy some lovely hot springs during this trip as well. Thus giving you a chance to relax your muscles after a long day of climbing and skiing. Finally, you will also get to enjoy the lovely Tromen border crossing that includes a journey through some beautiful and extensive araucaria forests.
With so much to see and do, you can rest assured this 8-day ski touring adventure in the volcanoes of Chilean Patagonia will take your breath away. To enjoy this expedition, just send us a request.
Would you like to explore the southern Patagonia ice cap? Then join me on this week long expedition.
Osorno Refuge and other mountain refuges throughout the trip.
Early in the morning, we will depart from Bariloche and make our way to the Antillanca Volcano in Chile. After skiing on the volcano, we will make our way to the town of Osorno and stay in the Osorno Refuge.
Today, we will ascend the Osorno Volcano, where you can enjoy some great views and skiing before returning to the Osorno Refuge for the night.
Today, we will make our way to the Villarrica Volcano. Afterwards, we will go to the town of Pucon, where you can enjoy some lovely hot springs before spending the night in a refuge.
Today, we will ascend the Villarrica Volcano, where you can enjoy some great skiing and views. After that, we will go to the village of Curacautin, where we will spend the night.
Today, we will ascend the Llaima volcano, where you can enjoy some great views and skiing. Afterwards, we will return to the village of Curacautin, where you can enjoy some hot springs before resting for the night.
Today, we will ascend the final volcano of this trip, Lonquimay. After that, we will return to Curacautin for the night.
On the final day of the trip, we will return to Bariloche through the Tromen border crossing, through the base of the Lanin Volcano and some beautiful araucaria forests.
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.
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.
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!
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.
If you think of organising a trip to the \"6miles\" in Catamarca, I am in! Thanks for your guiding tour around \"El Chalten\"!
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