Explore-Share logo and link to home

8-day Ski touring on Marmolejo (6,108m) in Cajón del Maipo, near Santiago, Chile

Join Sebastian, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this unforgettable 8-day ski touring expedition to the top of Marmolejo in Cajón del Maipo. Enjoy breathtaking views and take advantage of pristine powder throughout the Chilean backcountry.

Private

Andes

8 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Chilean Andes.
  • Make it to the summit of the southernmost 6,000 meter peak in the Andes.
  • Take advantage of pristine powder in Cajón del Maipo.

Description

Rising to 6,108 meters above sea level, Marmolejo casts an imposing shadow  over the Chile-Argentina border and presents an incredible challenge and adventure for ski tourers.

The stratovolcano is the southernmost 6,000 meter peak  in the Andes and provides both excellent slopes down which to ski and incredible views from its summit.

Over the course of our eight days together, we will make an approach through the remote and wild Cajón del Maipo before conquering this stunning peak.

Beginning in Santiago de Chile, we will head to Valle de la Engorda, where we will spend the night, before hiking up to our base camp the following day.

From base camp, we will spend the next three days skiing toward Marmoleja. One of the best parts of climbing this peak is that it is very remote and we will likely be the only people in this sublime wilderness.

The sixth day of the trip will be summit day and we will climb up to the top, where we will enjoy some thrilling views, before skiing back down to either the camp we stayed in on day three or four.

After this, we will make our way back to Valle de la Engorda before returning to Santiago.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for an unforgettable 8-day ski touring ascent of Marmolejo, nearby to Santiago de Chile!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my ski touring day in Cajon del Maipo!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

You will sleep in a shared expedition tent. One porter will carry the common food. You will be carrying all your personal and technical gear. Another porter can be contracted if you need help to carry your gear (for about $100 a day). If your are missing equipment, we can rent it for you on demand.


Itinerary

Day 1: Santiago to Valle de la Engorda

Day 2: Hike to base camp

Day 3: Up to camp 1

Day 4: Up to camp 2

Day 5: Up to camp 3

Day 6: Up to the summit and then back to camp 1 or 2

Day 7: Back to Valle de la Engorda

Day 8: Extra day in case of bad weather or if you need a rest day

 

Details

Accommodation

You will sleep in a shared expedition tent.

Meeting point

We will pick you up at your accommodation in Santiago.

Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Helmet

Ice axe

Harness

Backpack

Crampons

Sunglasses

Watter bottle

Ski equipment

Climbing skins

Avalanche equipment


About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile

I am Sebastian Rojas Schmidt from Cajón del Maipo. I leave in the middle of the mountains in a small mountain hut during the winter season and, the rest of the year, I travel between Patagonia, the Andes, the Alps or Himalaya.

I have climbed many summits in South America´s Patagonia and 2 mountains over 8000 meters: the Anapurna (8091m) and the Broad Peak (8047m).

I guide all around the Andes, Patagonia, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. I climb and do mountaineering during the summer, and freeride, ski touring and ice climbing during the winter.

Chile and South America in general are full of mind-blowing spots and there is a lot to explore! Come discover the magical mountains of the Andes, ski freeride in Cajón del Maipo and climb in Patagonia!

Don’t hesitate to contact me on Explore Share if you are looking for specific programs. I will be glad to share my passion and prepare your next expedition.

Languages

English

Residence

Cajón del Maipo, Chile


What people are saying about Sebastián Rojas Schmidt

Melissa Dyrmose

5.00

October, 2022

Sebastian was a great guide; very friendly, organized, flexible, safety conscious. He is a great mentor and goes above by offering advice with planning other aspects to our trip. Ski season is a shorter duration in Chile, we lucked out with our spring skiing conditions. Chile unfortunately does have limited road access to the volcanoes meaning hikes are sometimes required to get to the snow to start skinning. Stunning views, lots of terrain options for moderate ski tours vs difficult.


 

 

 

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.