• Trip duration
    3 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Oct, Nov, Dec

Description

I invite you to a 2-day adventure climbing Mount Tronador, an emblematic peak in North Patagonia, standing between the borders of Argentina and Chile. 

Mount Tronador has three peaks and the International Peak is the highest one, at 3478m. In this trip, we’ll reach this peak via White Glacier.

The first ascent to this mountain was carried out by climber Hermann Claussen in 1934, on the east side. However, the Claussen climbing route is quite difficult as it requires ice climbing and snow.

I recommend climbing through White Glacier and the northwestern side, which is considered the most accessible route. It consists on a large glacier cruise to surround the mountain from the Argentine side to the Chilean side, from which we’ll ascend snowy slopes of not more than 40°.

The starting point for this adventure will be the city of Bariloche. Once there, we’ll have a 2-hour trip to Pampa Linda, the base of Mount Tronador.

For the first part of the trip we’ll ride horses. Then we’ll trek uphill to Tronador’s shelter (‘Otto Meiling‘), surrounded by a beautiful volcanic landscape.

On the second day, we’ll face the summit! The itinerary follows the White glaciar to access the White col. Once there, we continue to the base of the north face of the International Peak.

The whole route is glacier trek. Only to access the White glacier and also at the final ramp to the summit you’ll go through a bit steeper slopes. Nevertheless, none of this will require climbing techniques.

On a peaceful ascent, making regular breaks and enjoying the ascension, the estimated an average round trip time to the shelter will be about 10 hours.

Please contact me if you like the idea of climbing Tronador’s International Peak. I’ll be happy to be your guide in one of the most iconic and challenging ascents in Bariloche area!

If you are looking for other activities to do near Bariloche, you can check my trips for Rock climbing and Ski touring.

Itinerary

Day 1

Bariloche - Tronador shelter

We leave from Bariloche at  approximately 7:00 pm. We drive for 2 hours to Pampa Linda, the base of Mount Tronador.

Once there, we begin the approach to Tronador shelter called ‘Otto Meiling‘. The first part is horse riding. Horses will also take our luggage.

Around 4 PM, we start a trekking uphill to the shelter, carrying all our gear.

We rest and prepare our equipment for the ascension of the following day.

Day 2

Summit day

We wake up early in the morning (around 3 AM)) for breakfast and leave the shelter ready to face Mount Tronador’s summit.

We return to ‘Otto Meiling‘ shelter after 10 hours.

Day 3

Return

After breakfast, we set up our backpacks and start our way back to Pampa Linda and then return by car to Bariloche.

Price per person

1 Person1280USD
Group of 2725USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment

Other details

Meeting point

Bariloche.

Accommodation

Tronador shelter (Otto Meiling).