People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of Trip
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
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
The price indicated is for the 1-day trip. 3-day round trip (Bariloche-bariloche) is 850 usd for 1 person, and 450 usd p/p for a group of 2 (meals and accomodation in Otto Meiling refuge excluded).
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.
About the Guide
AAGM-certified high mountain guide with international IFMGA certification, paragliding pilot (with tandem license) and physical education teacher.
I have made numerous climbs, ascents and ski trips in Patagonia, Mendoza, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Spain and the French Alps.
I work as an instructor and director in numerous mountain guide courses for the AAGM. I have opened many sport and multi-pitch routes in the Bariloche area and I am also author of climbing guide "Bariloche Vertical", published five times since 2004. In sport climbing I reach the grade of 8b worked and 7c on sight.
As a paragliding pilot, I have made numerous +100 kms flights in the mountains of Patagonia and several "hike and fly" tours, where I combine climbing mountains and flying down.
I look forward to guiding you in the beautiful mountains of Patagonia.
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