El Chalten guided splitboarding day tours

Discover magnificent peaks and alpine trails in the southern Andes in a 1+day splitboarding trip around El Chalten, in the scenic Argentine Patagonia, led by IFMGA-certified mountain guide Merlín. He will prepare a tailored program based on your time availability, background, and preferences.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified



    If you are a backcountry enthusiast and you are looking for a short but fascinating outing in El Chalten, these program are for you!

    El Chalten (400m) is a small mountain village located in the province of Santa Cruz, in Argentina’s southern Patagonia region. It lays within the Los Glaciares National Park (7,269.27km2), the largest natural reserve in the country. Surrounded by stunning peaks in the southern Andes (6,961m), magnificent glaciers, glacial lakes, and virgin forests, El Chalten is considered to be Argentina’s Trekking Capital.

    The village’s surroundings offer great backcountry terrain for all levels, amazing snow, and impressive views. While El Chalten is a top mountaineering destination, the area preserves its wild abundant nature, far away from the crowds.

    During these tours, we will explore El Chalten’s magnificent surrounding peaks. You can join me on a 1-day trip or a longer journey. I will tailor the itinerary according to your time availability, prior experience, and goals, as well as to the snow and weather conditions in the area. Some of the sites we usually visit are Cerro Vespigniani (2,146m), Loma del Diablo (1,800m) and Laguna De Los Tres (700m). Whatever route we choose, we will probably enjoy breathtaking views to the Fitz Roy (3,405m) and Cerro Torre (3,128m) mountains, as well as to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field (12,363 km2), the world’s second largest contiguous non-polar ice field.

    I will take a maximum of 4 people on these trips. Participants must be in good shape and have prior off-piste snowboarding experience. They also need to take their own personal equipment, including regular and splitboarding crampons.

    If you are in El Chalten, don’t miss these beautiful splitboarding getaways! Send me your booking request now.

    For your reference, I also offer a ski touring version of these programs. If you are looking for a longer splitboarding adventure in the area, I recommend the guided splitboarding week. If you would like to consider other winter/spring activities in El Chalten, check out the ascent to Gorra Blanca and the ski tour day in De Los Tres Glacier.

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    Price per person, per day

    Group of 1
    500 USD

    Group of 2
    260 USD

    Group of 3
    200 USD

    Group of 4
    175 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
     Please note that the price includes: transfer from/back to El Chalten, glacier security equipment (rope, harness, crampons, helmet, gaiters, snowshoes), security gear (ARVA avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe), first aid kit, and VHF radio.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    El Chalten village, province of Santa Cruz, Argentina


    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


    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
    We had a great time!
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    Bethany Forrester

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