Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
I will pick you up at the airport with our bus, showing you Bariloche surroundings and its lakes. Visit to downtown and drive to the hotel.
Night in the hotel.
We will move to the Cerro Catedral Ski Resort where we will ski and I will show you the highlights and hidden places of the area. We’ll have a nice short hike to the ridges, enjoying the views of the Andes. Night in the hotel .
We’ll take the ski lift to the ridge of the Cerro Catedral, where our trip to the Frey Hut starts. We will ski down to the Van Titter’s valley and then, ski up with our gear, to finally get to the hut. We’ll spend the night there.
Ski touring across the nearby valleys of the Frey area, picking the route according to the level of participants. You will be amazed by the open bowls between the valleys. Overnight in the Frey hut.
We will spend one more day skiing in the area surrounded by granite spires. Night in the Frey hut.
Descend back to Bariloche. Night in the hotel.
Daily ski trip to Cerro Bayo. It is an excellent ski touring terrain with options for beginners and experts. Night in the hotel.
UIAGM-IFMGA-IVBV Mountain Guide
My name is Jorge, and I am one of the first IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides in Argentina. I got my full UIAGM-IFMGA certification in 2005. I was one of the pioneer mountain guides in Argentina and Chile to introduce Ski Mountaineering and Backcountry Skiing back in 1999.
In 2009, I became one of the first Argentines to work as a Ski Guide on the Antarctic Peninsula and ski peaks in that area. I helped, co-worked and guided ski athletes from Salomon, Arcteryx, Smith and the North face, such as Xavier de Le Rue, Luca de Bari, Eric Hjorleifson and other pro-athletes of the ski industry in the production of ski films in Argentina and Chile.
I have been guiding across Patagonia for more than 15 years now. In the past few years I have also guided in Antarctica, Norway and Iceland.
Patagonia is my home. This is where I started to develop most of my guiding skills and experiences at an early age. Today, I spend half of the year guiding overseas, and the other half guiding in Argentina and Chile.
Regarding my personal resume as a guide and sportsman, some of the highlights include classic Granite climbs in Yosemite National Park like the Half Dome Regular NW face in a day and Sentinel Rock (Herbert- Chouinard route); several ski mountaineering expeditions to Alaska including the inner Chugach range; the Wrangell's-Saint Elias range, spending two weeks in a tent in the Icefield, skiing couloirs and faces as much as we could. Other great mountaineering expeditions I went on include:
- A remote expedition to Mariano Moreno in the Patagonian Icefield
- Several rock climbs in Europe, like the Dolomites, Slovakia, French and Swiss Alps, and Spain
- Guiding the Mont Blanc ascent on skis
- Technical classic ice/rock Rebuffat- Terray on Pelerins in Chamonix
- Frendo Spur in Chamonix
- Fitz Roy and other satellites spires in Patagonia
I happily spend a lot of my time on skis, and guiding mostly technical backcountry and volcanoes in Patagonia.
I’m fluent in Spanish and English.
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