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Bariloche 6 day guided splitboarding adventure

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Live the best of Patagonia on splitboards during this 6-day backcountry program in Bariloche, led by IFMGA-certified mountain guide and ski instructor Merlin.

Andes

6 Days

Jul - Sep

High

Advanced


Description

Put your splitboard on and come explore the natural wonders that Bariloche, has for you! I propose a fantastic 6 day winter program during which we will snowboard some of best backcountry spots in North Patagonia!

With the Nahuel Huapi Lake as backdrop, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Bariloche. The Cerro Catedral ski station and the Frey Valley are probably some of the most breathtaking places you will visit in this tour. In addition, Andean snow-capped peaks, deep blue lakes and cozy mountain lodges will make this trip a really memorable and unforgettable experience.

The best period to have a good splitboarding time is from July till September, when the snow conditions are optimal. Keep in mind that you need to be an expert splitboarder/snowboarder and be in very good physical condition. We must ascend steep slopes for several hours and then manage the descents with the proper technique.

As I was born and raised in Bariloche, I will make sure to take you to the wildest and most secret spots of Bariloche’s backcountry. You will discover a very popular winter destination in a way that only a local guide can offer.

Send your request and make your reservation now. I’ll be waiting for you!

And if you’re a skier I also lead a ski touring version of this program. Check it out here.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Personal equipment, personal accidents and rescue insurance (mandatory), restaurant meals, lift tickets, alcoholic drinks and gratuities are NOT included in the price.


Details

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PERSONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

  • 30 and 45-liters backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Head lamp
  • Water bottle and small thermo flask
  • Merino or synthetic base layers
  • Polar 100 and wind stopper
  • Down or synthetic hooded jacket
  • 2 pairs of gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Extra socks
  • Waterproof pants and Jacket (Gore-Tex)
  • Goggles
  • Sun bloc & lip protection
  • Ski touring set: Skis, skins, boots, ski crampons, ski poles (compressible ideal).
  • Crampons & Ice Axe*
  • Safety avalanche set: Shovel, beacon, probe*
  • Helmet (optional)

If you need to rent equipment (crampons, ice-axe and avalanche safety equipment) please make sure to let me know in advance.

Meeting point

Bariloche's airport.

About the guide

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Merlín

5.00

(75)

Mountain Guide

Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.

I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!

Certificates

AAGM | UIAGM

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What people are saying about Merlín

David

5.00

The guide was Valerie not Merlin. Valerie was super helpful and we had one of our best days in Patagonia! We hope that our use of Explore Share website ensured that the local guide was well compensated. Everything was well organised, the talk on the way about the trek was super interesting. The views stunning.

Nicole

5.00

Teo was our guide and he was great! He was very knowledgeable about the different wildlife and plants. Without him we would have never attempted to summit or descend (which was worse - his belaying and short roping was totally awesome and we felt in good hands). The weather wasn’t the best but he definitely helped guide us on what to do with the crazy winds we got. His English was very good as well. Totally recommend this for anyone seeking a great adventure and these guys made us feel very ready with all the questions and information they gave us before the day! If you want a real adventure do this and not just Laguna de los Tres!

Maeve

5.00

Great hike, exhilarating and so much beautiful scenery! Thank you Marco. Grateful for the hiking poles on the incline to the Laguna.

Kathryn

5.00

Teo was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about the area. He was very considerate of how I was getting on. I had an amazing time!

Sean

5.00

Merlin is the top climbing guide in Chalten. Anything from simple sport climbing to hard multi pitches. I did a sport day with my brother and our girlfriends. We went to two different crags in Chalten, and climbed 10 routes, fun for the whole family. I got to lead climb and had my girlfriend belay me for the first time. Thanks Merlin and Martin! I want to return to climb Guillaumet with Merlin!


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