Bariloche 6 day guided splitboarding adventure

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.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2800 USD

    Group of 4
    1400 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     Personal equipment, personal accidents and rescue insurance (mandatory), restaurant meals, lift tickets, alcoholic drinks and gratuities are NOT included in the price.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Bariloche's airport.

    Accommodation

    Three nights in a hotel in Bariloche, two nights in Refugio Frey.

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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.

     

    About the 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!

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Merlín Lipshitz

     

    We had a great experience climbing with Merlín in El Chalten. He did a great job of teaching us the basics and giving us a variety of climbs to do. The booking process was pretty straightforward, and overall I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
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    J. Nyman
    Merlin was great—very knowledgeable, encouraging, and safe. I would definitely climb with him again and recommend his services very, very highly!
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    Dorothy K
    Could not recommend both Merlin and his touring itineraries more. He went above and beyond from guiding us to lines I will never forget to showing us how an asado is done to renting me his *personal* skis for 2 weeks to make sure I had the best equipment for the adventure. He’s not like other guides I’ve had before, pushing us to get the most rewarding experience possible. Already looking forward to the next adventure.
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    Jamie McCroskery
    Merlin is a very experienced mountaineering guide. It was a great trip. We can recommend him very highly.
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    R. Mathes
     

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