1-day guided splitboarding tour in Cerro Vespignani

Join Manuel, an IFMGA-certified guide, on this 1-day guided splitboarding tour in Cerro Vespignani to enjoy a great adventure in Patagonia.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified



    This 1-day guided splitboarding tour in Cerro Vespignani will take you on an adventure full of amazing  highlights!

    Mount Vespignani (2146 m) is located 40 km north of El Chaltén, in the southern Argentinean province of Santa Cruz. It’s one of the many peaks that make this region the hiking capital of the country. During winter it becomes an incredible place for backcountry snowboarding!

    So, using our splitboards -or alpine touring skis- we’ll climb across the Huemul Glacier all the way up to Mount Vespignani  summit, from where we’ll appreciate one of the most spectacular views of PatagoniaMount Fitz Roy surrounded by the huge Patagonian Ice Field.

    This alone would make a great trip, but there’s more! After enjoying the scenery we’ll ride down through pristine and untouched powder. There are few tourists who come down to El Chaltén in winter, so we’ll have the entire mountain to ourselves!

    The program starts with a wonderful drive to our starting point in the southern headland of the Desert Lake. From here we’ll hike to the glacier, where we’ll skin up and continue to the summit and then ride down!

    Sounds like an amazing adventure? It is! Send me a request now and we’ll start planning your visit to this amazing spot in southern Patagonia. You’ll spend an unforgettable weekend!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    500 USD

    Group of 2
    350 USD

    Group of 3
    250 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Personal Insurance

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    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.



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    What People are Saying about Manuel Quiroga


    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 !
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    Erik Roslund
    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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    Preetha Naidu
    A big thanks to Merlin for organizing and guiding two unforgettable ascents during my trip to el Chalten! Merlin was very responsive and helpful ahead of the trip, sending me route ideas and answering all sorts of gear questions of a Patagonia novice! During the ascents themselves Merlin was extremely professional, helpful... and great fun! (and he always arranged delicious packed lunches for Day1 :)) I would totally recommend Merlin for any mountaineering ascents in Patagonia, in the Alps or anywhere else! I felt safe at all times and had an unforgettable time!
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    Sara S

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