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Backcountry Skiing Trip in Cerro Vespignani, Patagonia, Argentina

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Be a part of this exhilarating backcountry skiing trip in the Cerro Vespignani mountain, nestled in the stunning Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. Face the incredibly steep descent from this incredible summit across the expansive continental ice sheet of Argentine Patagonia with the help of an IFMGA-certified mountain guide.



1 Day

Jul - Oct

Very high



* Venture on an exhilarating ski touring escapade in the heart of Patagonia

* Ski through the amazing snow-covered slopes of Cerro Vespignani

* Immerse yourself in the breathtaking winter wonderland of the Andes


Discover the 2,416 high mountain of Cerro Vespignani where you'll be faced with demanding and varied terrain surrounded by gorgeous views of the pristine wilderness of Patagonia. Join a certified mountain guide and take on the challenge as you ski across the exceptional snow-covered terrain on this steep descent from the summit.

Get ready for an exciting start to our adventure as we hit the road early in the morning from El Chalten and embark on our 37 km journey towards Lake del Desierto.

Then, we'll embark on an approach hike towards the Huemul Glacier, navigating through the enchanting Lenga forest. The trail leads us to a breathtaking glacial lagoon. Once we take in the view, we'll continue until we finally reach the pristine snow. From here, we'll strap on our touring skis and continue our journey towards the summit!

Test your limits as you climb up the sharp ascents, crevassed areas and slippery terrain. After finally conquering the peak and taking a much-needed breather, you'll be able to admire the incredible view from this towering summit surrounded by blue ice of glaciers gleaming in the sun, and rivers carving their way through the valleys far below.

A thrilling array of descents will then await you amidst this stunningly untamed landscape, showcasing vistas of the colossal granite sentinels and the vast continental ice sheet.

This skiing trip is recommended for experienced and proficient skiers who can maneuver through the challenging inclines and ever-changing snow conditions.

Be a part of an unforgettable skiing adventure in Argentina and get in touch with me today!



Equipment you will need to bring

**Items you will need for this trip:** * Backpack (50-60lts) * Sleeping Bag (-15 °C) * Insulating mat * Bottle or thermos * Synthetic underwear * Backup T-shirt and socks * 2 Winter Jackets * Duvet coat * Soft-shell pants * Trekking boots * Gaiters * Ski mask or beanie cap * Sunglasses or goggles * Sunblock * Chapstick * Headlamp with fresh batteries * Sleeping bag * Hygiene set * Penknife * Trekking poles * Mountaineering boots


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Llao Llao San Carlos de Bariloche Argentina
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Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas Puerto Varas Chile
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Hotel El Mirador del Lago El Calafate Argentina
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

My name is Martin and people call me “Jimmy”. I live in the Chaltén where I work as a mountain guide. In Patagonia, I ascended the west face of Cerro Torre, “vía Ragnni di Lecco”; the Fitz Roy and the Poincenot needle. I have also climbed high mountains in the north of Argentina and Peru.
I have been a trekking guide since 2001 and UIAGM mountain guide since 2008. My wife is mountain guide too, and we organise together expeditions and traverses of the Southern Patagonian Icefield.


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