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Climbing Tronador: from the hut to the summit in 1 day

Climbing Tronador: from the hut to the summit in 1 day
Climbing Tronador: from the hut to the summit in 1 day
Climbing Tronador: from the hut to the summit in 1 day
Climbing Tronador: from the hut to the summit in 1 day

Have IFMGA-certified guide Jorge lead the way from refugio Meiling to the beautiful Tronador summit in the Bariloche area.


1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec




This “Climbing Tronador: from the hut to the summit in 1 day” program is the right choice if you want to try to conquer the highest summit in the surroundings of Bariloche.

The Mount Tronador (3554 m) is the highest mountain in the Argentinian region of the Big Lakes. It’s an everwhite peak which stands always shining above the many valleys and lakes in the area.

And this 1-day program is designed to help you get to its summit in the safest possible way.

The surroundings of the Tronador have many different paths and possible routes. So you might go straight from Pampa Linda to the summit and back, or you might want to try other routes and mountain huts or camping areas in the middle.  That’s why I offer you to meet me in the Otto Mailing Mountain hut, which is the closest to the summit, and guide you from there on.

I’ll provide you with the group equipment you’ll need for the summit attack, and I’ll show you the way. And after reaching this incredible summit, you’ll be free to decide how to continue with your trip.

So send me a request and I’ll guide you on this amazing adventure to the top of Tronador. You’ll never forget the views from up there!

And if you’re planning to visit Bariloche in summer, please also check some of my other programs: Frey 3-day guided summer climbing tour and Bariloche rock climbing options for all levels.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

These are DAILY PRICES and they will be multiplied based on the final number of arranged days.

About the guide

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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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What people are saying about this trip



I had a great time in Bariloche and went with Andescross to climb in Frey and also ascend Cerro Tronador along with a friend I was travelling with. Jorge is awesome and made the whole experience enjoyable. His love of this beautiful area comes across and he was very accommodating with us, working around the weather (it snowed one night at Frey) and maximizing the amount and quality of climbing we did. He also took us to Cerro Lopez to get one last climb in since we had minimal good weather up at Frey. Jorge is a great guide and I was very comfortable climbing with him. After a couple day's rest we ascended Cerro Tronador with Nahuel. It is a great glacier climb with a spicy finish. A pretty demanding ascent and descent, but well worth the view from Pico Argentina. I would definitely go climbing with Jorge and Andescross again and hope to soon!

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