Gorra Blanca guided 5 day tour with splitboard

Reach the summit of Gorra Blanca with Merlín, an IFMGA certified guide, on this 5 day splitboarding tour. Enjoy the finest powder snow, the most thrilling descents and incomparable views in the Patagonia.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Patagonia is a stunning wild area in the South of Argentina and Chile. Join me on this splitboarding trip, and let’s explore the Gorra Blanca and other wonderful spots in the Argentinian Patagonia.

    The Gorra Blanca (2,910) is a magnificent mountain located in the Patagonia Ice Cap in Argentina. Due to its location near the Paso Marconi, it is very easy to access to.

    We’ll visit spots such as El Chaltén and Río Eléctrico, a wonderful trail-head. We’ll also go to Paso Marconi. From there you will get some of the best views of the area, including Mount Fitz Roy and Gorra Blanca.

    The crown jewel of our trip will be our ascent to Gorra Blanca. You’ll find ice slopes on the way to the summit with an average inclination ranging 30º to 40º. Weather permitting, you might see from the summit the Lautaro Volcano, Torre and the Patagonian Ice cap, a spectacle hard to compare!

    And the best part will begin on our way back. From the Gorra Blanca’s summit you will enjoy the absolutely best snowboarding terrain! Pristine snow and thrilling descents of about 1,300 meters of altitude are waiting for you. Additionally, you’ll enjoy some splitboarding all the route back to the mountain hut. Moreover, the views you will get along the way are just undescriptible!

    Climbing the Gorra Blanca doesn’t represent technical difficulty. But, because of its location on a glacial surface, it is catalogued as a sustained-level mountain. So, for that reason, you need to have previous experience splitboarding. You’ll also need to bring your personal equipment, such as crampons.

    If you are up for the challenge, and wish to explore this part of the world, send me a request. I will make sure you have a fantastic time in one of the most wild, remote and gorgeous parts on Earth! You can also check out this trip Trekking Cerro Huemul loop in El Chalten.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    2200 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1La Playita

      We will begin our adventure after a trip to Río Eléctrico. After that, we will hike for about 2 hours until we reach Piedra del Fraile, a private campsite with services available. Then, we will head to our next campsite, where we’ll spend the night: La Playita.

    • Day 2Paso Marconi

      On our second day we will splitboard across the Patagonia and hike up 1,550 meters to Paso Marconi. The hike will take us around 9 hours and we’ll gain an elevation of 1,000 meters. Then, we’ll set our camp at the Gorra Blanca mountain hut. And, you don’t have to worry about food, since the meals that are included are breakfast, a box lunch and dinner.

    • Day 3 to 4Summit days

      On these 2 days we will reach the summit of Gorra Blanca, and enjoy the best descents on the way back.

      Please note that if the conditions are not adequate to get to the top, we’ll count on an extra day. As the previous days, the meals included are breakfast, a box lunch and dinner.

    • Day 5Piedra del Fraile – El Chaltén

      Finally, on our last day we will return to Rio Eléctrico bridge, where a transfer will take us back to El Chaltén. A breakfast and a box lunch are included on this day.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

     

    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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