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The Gorra Blanca guided Ski Touring

The Gorra Blanca guided Ski Touring
The Gorra Blanca guided Ski Touring
The Gorra Blanca guided Ski Touring
The Gorra Blanca guided Ski Touring

Merlín is an expert mountain guide from the Patagonia. He has planned this amazing 5-day guided ski touring and mountaineering trip in the Gorra Blanca, a real challenge only suitable for advanced skiers.


5 Days

Oct, Nov



For those skiers wanting a great challenge, here I bring you a big ski touring goal: the Gorra Blanca. 

The Gorra Blanca is a mountain located on the Patagonian Ice Cap. It is easily accessible thanks to its proximity to Paso Marconi. Moreover, climbing it does not represent technical difficulty. However, it is usually considered a sustained-level mountain. That is due to its geographical location, laying continually on glacial surface.

And there we go! To a 5-day ski touring trip in the Gorra Blanca. It is a challenge only suitable for skiers with a perfect physical training and a vast ski touring experience. Then, you can find here below all the day-by-day details.


Day 1: La Playita

A transfer will take us to Río Eléctrico, the trail-head. Then, after 2 hiking hours, we’ll be in “Piedra del Fraile”. It is a private campsite with services available. Once we get there, 3 more hours await to our next campsite “La Playita”. Night in there.

Day 2: Paso Marconi

In the second day we’ll hike up 1.550 meters high, to “Paso Marconi”. The total walk will take about 8 to 10 hours with an elevation gained of 1.000 meters. To reach this objective we’ll must count on a very nice weather. In that way, you can admire the amazing views of the Mount Fitz Roy and the main star Gorra Blanca. We will set our camp at the Gorra Blanca mountain hut. Meals included: Breakfast, Box Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3 and 4: Summit days

The Gorra Blanca summit attack (2.900 meters of altitude) will take place by its Northwest ridge (normal route). The average inclination of its ice slopes is from 30° to 40°. There is also a final hard section before the summit. However, once at the top of the Gorra Blanca you will forget about everything. If weather allows, you can enjoy a great viewpoint of the Patagonian Ice cap, the Lautaro Volcano and Mounts Fitz Roy and Torre.

And here comes the best part: the return! From the summit we’ll enjoy a superb skiing terrain for some ski touring during all the way down back to the hut. Those amazing slopes reach 1.300 meters of altitude. Therefore, I can guarantee that the descent will be really great.

In addition, we’ll count on an extra day in case weather conditions don’t let us achieve our goal. Breakfast, Box Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 4 and 5: Piedra del Fraile – El Chaltén 

Finally, we’ll return to Rio Eléctrico bridge. There, a transfer will be waiting to take us back to El Chaltén. Meals of the day: Breakfast and Box Lunch.

Available departures in October and November. So, hurry up to contact me and book your place. Join me in this ski touring challenge in Patagonia. You won’t regret!!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip


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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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