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Full day ski touring program in Cerro Madsen

Full day ski touring program in Cerro Madsen

A fantastic ski touring day in Cerro Madsen, reaching its summit and then skiing down through the most amazing tree lines. Your guide will be local IFMGA-certified Manuel.

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1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov




Cerro Madsen is a perfect challenge for those who want to feel the adrenaline of reaching a summit of Patagonia and descend it through incredible ski lines.

During this ski touring day in Cerro Madsen you’ll also enjoy one of the most wonderful views in the world. Come ski with me and get a real feel of the human being’s smallness!

Regarding the itinerary of this full day ski tour, we will leave very early in the morning from El Chaltén. We can take a transfer to El Pilar or walk from the city. Once we reach the Poincenot Camp, we will cross the Rio Blanco and then begin our ascent to the Laguna de los Tres, a wonderful viewpoint of the Fitz Roy.

To our right we will have the Cerro Madsen. The snow that we will find during the ascent will depend on the season of year and the general conditions of the mountain. On the way to the top we will also find some passages where we must use our hands.

Once at the Cerro Madsen’s summit you will have one of the best panoramic views of Patagonia. We’ll ski down and and carve turns as long as our legs resist. Finally, we’ll return to El Chaltén where this program ends.

The best months for backcountry skiing at Cerro Madsen is from June to November (depending on the amount of snow). The rest of the year we can ascend it on foot, with crampons or snowshoes.

Want to join me? So please fill out the form and start the booking for your group. I have no doubt that it will be a fantastic ski touring day in South Patagonia!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Meeting point

El Chaltén. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to El Chaltén. The easiest way to get there is flying from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. For those who come from other points I also recommend getting to El Calafate and from there, take the bus to El Chaltén.

About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina

Based in El Chaltén, south Patagonia, since 2000. I was the first guide to complete the AAGM (Argentine Mountain Guides Association) complete training platform.

I did the first Argentinean guided ascent of Mt. Fitz Roy via Supercolouir route (la Supercanaleta). I have guided Aguja Guillaumet more than 25 times. I also guided Aconcagua, Alpamayo (Peru), Matterhorn (Switzerland), Mont Blanc, Dent du Geant (France), The Rockies & The Bugaboos (Canada), Torres del Paine (Chile), among others.

I am also member of El Chaltén Search and Rescue team. I have several WFR certificates with different schools such as NOLS & Fundacion Ecomed.

I speak Spanish, English and French fluently

My biggest passion is Alpine Rock climbing & Ski Mountaineering. Get in touch with me if you are interested in discovering the unique spots in the Fitz Roy massif, and other gems around El Chaltén! I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available when requested, one of my colleagues will guide you.


French | English



What people are saying about Manuel Quiroga

Erik Roslund


January, 2020

Our Guide Juan did an excellent job . He was courteous, informative and a pleasure to spend the day with . He’s an experienced climber and knows his way around the mountains . I would definitely contact Juan again for any future adventures . Well worth every penny !

Preetha Naidu


November, 2018

Manuel was very knowledgeable and worked with me with what I wanted to climb and learn. With his help, I climbed my first multi-pitch route! Would definitely recommend!



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