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El Chalten guided splitboarding day tours

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El Chalten guided splitboarding day tours
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.


+1 Day

Jun - Nov




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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

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.

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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