Advanced excursions in the area of the Otto Meiling Refuge, Mount Tronador. Starting for the refuge, we’ll summit the Argentine peak of one of the most iconic mountains in North Patagonia!
The excursion takes 8 to 12 hours. This will depend on the pace and the glacier conditions.
Due to the duration and character of the endeavour a good physical condition is mandatory. Besides, technical experience helps but is not a must.
The ascent starts around 4AM. Then, we cover 4.4 miles and 4430 feet across spectacular snowy glaciers and steep ridges. We reach the summit around noon. After a peek from the top the descent starts using the same route to get back to the refuge. Hopefully, we arrive not later than 3PM.
For operational and safety reasons there is a limit of two clients per guide. Another guide can join us in case of a larger group.
There are two options for this trip:
The first one, as described here, is a 1 day program, in which we go to the summit of the Argentinean Peak of Mt. Tronador from the Otto Meiling Refuge. If you choose this option you must do on your own the hike up from Pampa Linda to the refuge, where we’ll meet. You must sleep there the night before because on summit day we start early in the morning. The path that goes up from Pampa Linda to the Meiling refuge is well marked, and you shouldn’t have trouble doing it on your own if you have some previous experience in mountain trekking.
The second option is to do the whole program with me during the 3 days, including during day 1 the transfer from Bariloche to Pampa Linda and the ascent to the refuge, on day 2 the summit attempt, and on day 3 the descent from the refuge to Pampa Linda, and the transfer back from there to Bariloche.
In any case, let me know if you are interested in reaching the top of one of the most iconic mountains of Bariloche region!
I also offer a third option to ascend Tronador in a different trip, check it out!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
The price indicated is for the 1-day trip. If you choose the 3-day option, the price is U$750.
Recommended clothing: thermal and polar fabrics for legs and torso, warm gloves and hut, over pants, a jacket with a hood, gaiters, thermal socks, good quality sunglasses, sunscreen and hydration system.
I also carry a cell phone, VHF radio, GPS and first aid kit.
At the Otto Meiling refuge if you choose the 1-day option.