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2-day Cerro Madsen guided off piste snowboarding tour

Cerro Madsen
Cerro Madsen

Climb and snowboard one of the jewels of El Chaltén: Cerro Madsen. Your guide will be local IFMGA-certified Merlín who will lead this challenging full day tour only suitable for experts.


2 Days

Jul - Sep




Ready to live an amazing adventure in a breathtaking scenery? Then join me on this 2-day Cerro Madsen guided off piste snowboarding tour.

While Cerro Madsen is one of the busiest places to visit in summer, it’s quiet different in winter. The trails, the surroundings, its slopes and its summit are painted white by snow and invite you to live an uncrowded snowboarding experience.

This 2-day program will start and finish at El Chaltén, from where we’ll drive to our trail head in El Pilar Farm. Once there we’ll start our hike up to Poincenot Camp,to set up our base camp, and continue to hike and use our skins to reach the point from where we’ll enjoy an amazing ride down**.** 

We’ll spend the night at our camp and go for another run the next day.

This trip will allow you to experience unique untracked slopes but it will also amazed you with incredible views of the Mount Fitz Roy and its surroundings.

Remember that to join this tour you must be an advanced snowboarder and be physically prepared. It’s a very demanding adventure!

If you feel you’re up to the task, send your request and book. I’ll take you on an unbelievable trip!

Looking for a similar trip on the other side of the Andes? Take a look at my 8 day splitboarding tour in the Chilean Volcanoes.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Included: Technical equipment: crampons, harness, rope, etc. / Not included: Personal Equipment and lunch box.


More info

I will have a VHF Radio or Sat Phone and a First-aid kit.

Recommended equipment: • 30-40 lts daypack • Water bottle & thermo 1l • Lunch box • Synthetic or merino base layers • 2 fleeces (100-200) • Hooded puff jacket • 2 pairs of gloves • Buff & warm hat • Waterproof pants & jacket • Sunglasses & googles • Sunbloc & lip protection • Trekking shoes • Gaiters • Headlamp • Splitboarding gear • Ski crampons and regular crampons • Ski poles • Beacon-shovel-probe

Meeting point

El Chalten

About the guide

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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!



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What people are saying about Merlín



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.



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!



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



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!



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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